MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty (1) whether his attention has been given to the regulations under which sub-lieutenants, midshipmen, and naval cadets are required to pay to the Naval Instructor 3d. a day each for tuition; and (2) whether the Admiralty will 706 relieve sub-lieutenants, midshipmen, and naval cadets from the obligation to provide from their very small pay so large a proportionate contribution to the much greater pay of the Naval Instructors?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
My answer to the first question of the hon. Member is in the negative. The payment of £5 a year by young officers to their instructors is of very long standing, but I have no objection to the question being considered by the Committee which I propose to appoint.