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Engineering Branch (Candidates)

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1951

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why the number of candidates under the new Dartmouth scheme who are entered as cadets in the engineering branch continues below the number of vacancies in that branch.

Despite publicity, a relatively small number of candidates offer a choice of this branch. I am glad to say that an increased number of candidates came forward at the last examination as a result of increasing the age limits for entry.