§ Sir R. Rankin
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to give details of the scheme whereby regular training is to be provided for officers and men of the merchant navy in the use of guns and other material which they might have to use in the event of an emergency?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
I hope that it will be possible to promulgate the details of the scheme for officers in a few days. Endeavour is being made to start the courses early in September. The question of the training of men is still under consideration.