HC Deb 07 November 1960 vol 629 c18W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Civil Lord of Admiralty how many suitably qualified boys applied for admission to the dockyard apprentice schools during 1959; and how many were accepted.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

During 1959, 2,965 boys sat the examination for entry as Admiralty apprentices; of these 873 were offered vacancies and 827 accepted. The total figure of 2,965 include many candidates who sat for two or more of the three examinations which take place annually.