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Colleges (Staff—Student Ratio)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1952

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the ratio of staff to students, respectively, at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, the Naval Staff College, the Naval War College, the Royal Naval Engineering College and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

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

Will my right hon. Friend examine the staffing of these educational institutions in comparison with that of residential universities with a view to effecting economies?

Yes, Sir. It is my object, as I said in my speech on the Estimates, to effect certain economies, and I am sure that the subject which my hon. Friend mentions will be one for me to consider.

Following is the answer:

The present ratio of supervising and teaching staff, both naval and civilian, to students at these establishments is as follows:

(i) Royal Naval College, Greenwich1:4.4
(ii) Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich1:4.6
(iii) Royal Naval War College, Greenwich1:12
(iv) Royal Naval Engineering College, Devonport1:4.4
(v) Royal Naval College, Dartmouth1:5.6