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Engine-Room Artificers (Recruiting Expenses)

Volume 245: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1930

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the total cost of advertising in the Press during the past three years for men to join the Royal Navy as engine-room artificers; the cost incurred for applicants' travelling and maintenance during. examination tests: the numbers failing to pass; and the expenses incurred in such cases?

As the reply is rather long I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the 0FFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The cost of advertising in the Press for engine-room artificers cannot be stated; advertisements arc rarely inserted for engine-room artificers alone, but for all ratings for which vacancies exist.

The numbers failing to pass during the past three years are:


The cost of applicants' travelling and maintenance during examination tests is approximately as follows:

Accepted Applicants.Rejected Applicants.
Travelling.Maintenance including pay.Travelling.Maintenance only.