§ Commander Kerans
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if he will give the present establishment of the Royal Naval Reserve and the percentage of establishment at present under training.
§ Mr. Hay
As stated in Appendix III of the Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1964–65, the average bearing of the Royal Naval Reserve during 1964–65 is expected to be 4,000 officers and 4,300 ratings. Details are also given in the Appendix of the differing training obligations undertaken by Royal Naval Reservists. As much of the training for Royal Naval Reserve officers and ratings is arranged locally I regret that the information ask ed for in the second part of the question is not readily available.