Dartmouth College.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 10th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Morgan Jones Mr Morgan Jones , Caerphilly

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Report of the inquiry into the cost of education at the Cadet College at Dartmouth has been received; and, if so, whether it will be available for perusal by Members of this House?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

The inquiry referred to was made by a Departmental Committee for the information of the Board of Admiralty, and in accordance with the usual practice in such matters, it is not proposed to publish the Committee's Report. I may add, however, that the Committee's recommendations were before the Board when the Estimates for the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth for the present financial year were considered, and these Estimates show a reduction of over £44,000 as compared with those for 1921–22, though part of this is due to the fall in prices generally, and to a reduction in the number of naval cadets.

Photo of Mr Morgan Jones Mr Morgan Jones , Caerphilly

Does not the right hon. Gentleman recognise that since the public have been made aware of the economies effected in public elementary schools, the same practice should apply equally to the economies effected in naval schools?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

Those are made quite clear in the Estimates.