HC Deb 02 March 1955 vol 537 cc291-2W
Captain Ryder

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will take steps to encourage potential recruits to the Merchant Navy to join the Sea Cadet Corps.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am issuing very shortly an amending Regulation granting young men who satisfactorily complete the cadet petty officers' course in the Sea Cadet Corps remission of up to three months in the period of qualifying sea service required for the statutory certificate of competency as A.B. Cadet petty officers make excellent recruits for the Merchant Navy and I hope this arrangement will encourage boys to join this excellent organisation and make the sea their career.