asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what facilities will be offered to Merchant Navy cadets to obtain commissions in His Majesty's Royal Navy.
The hon. and gallant Member will be pleased to learn that facilities already exist for the achievement of the object he has in mind. Under these arrangements, which are of long standing, a limited number of Naval cadetships at Dartmouth are awarded yearly by examination to boys nominated by the Merchant Navy Training Ships "Worcester" and "Conway" and the Merchant Navy Training Establishment at Pangbourne. In addition, Merchant Navy cadets are welcomed as candidates for the normal Special Entry examination.