HC Deb 08 December 1938 vol 342 cc1380-1W
Mr. Parker

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the number of seamen boys and ordinary seamen, long service and special service, entered in the years 1935 and 1938; the number of commisisons as sub-lieutenant awarded in those two years; and the ratio of commissions per thousand entries of seamen ratings for each year?

Mr. Shakespeare

The numbers are as follow:

1935. 1938
(to date).
Seamen boys (continuous service) 2,913 3,795
Seamen boys (short service) Nil. 939
Ordinary seamen (short service) 1,207 2,926
Total 4,120 7,660

Three promotions to acting sub-lieutenant were made from the lower deck in 1935 and 17 have been made this

Number of licence holders at 30th June. Number of motor vehicles authorised and in possession at 30th June.
1938. 1937. 1938. 1937.
A-licence 22,999 23,750 83,749 83,626
A-contract licence 3,967 3,267 9,467 7,475