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Dartmouth Entries

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the total number of candidates who presented' themselves for all types of entry to the R.N. Colleges, Dartmouth or Eaton, in 1941 and 1946, respectively; and the number of candidates for grant-aided scholarships and ordinary scholarships, respectively, included in those figures.

As the answer includes a number of figures I will, with permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Can the Parliamentary Secretary say whether there is rise or fall in the figures?

There are about two pages of figures, and, quite frankly, i could not say offhand.

Following is the answer:

As the entry into Dartmouth by scholarship did not begin until September, 1941, there was only one entry in that year with a scholarship element instead of the normal three. To enable a better comparison to be made, I have therefore ventured to substitute figures for the first complete year in 1942.

Numbers of Candidates.19421946
For scholarship only:
(a) From grant-aided secondary schools.412179
(b) From other schools5114
For ordinary entry only220121
For both scholarship and ordinary entry:
(c) From grant-aided secondary schools.4735
(d) From other schools16174