§ Mr. S. Shephard
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the present strength of the Sea Cadets and the number of overcoats issued to them.
The total strength of the Sea Cadets is approximately 33,500. More than this number of overcoats have been issued to Sea Cadet Corps units for cadets now serving, and to provide a reserve for new entries. It is known that there are a few isolated cases of units being without greatcoats owing to distribution difficulties. Steps have been taken to ensure that all such cases are dealt with as soon as possible.