§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many grammar school boys have been commissioned into the Corps of Royal Marines; and how many have attained field, or higher, rank.
§ Mr. Hay
Thirty-one former grammar school boys have been commissioned in the Royal Marines during the last five years. It is not possible without lengthy research to give a figure for the Corps as a whole or to state the number of officers of field or higher rank who were educated at grammar schools. The nature of an officer's school is of course not a factor in his promotion.