§ Mr. Carmichael
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many sea cadet training posts have been funded by the Government in each of the last six years. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The following numbers of new starters have been funded under the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme in the last six years.
Number 1989–99 498 1999–2000 513 2000–01 472 2001–02 480 2002–03 557 2003–04 1566 1Estimate. Will be confirmed by year-end return process.