HC Deb 07 May 1912 vol 38 cc230-1

asked whether the Education Department gives Grants to any institution, afloat or ashore, which gives courses of training in seamanship; whether the President of the Board of Education can state the names of such institutions, the date when such Grants were first given, and the specific subjects on account of which the Grants were given; and whether the policy of giving such Grants is being reconsidered.


Forty-seven classes in navigation and seamanship were recognised in 1911–12, under the Regulations for Technical Schools. I am sending the hon. Member a list of the classes and particulars showing the subjects taken. The classes in the subjects referred to have been eligible for Grant since 1853, but I cannot say, without further notice, when each of the forty-seven classes referred to above was first recognised. I am now engaged in considering, with my right hon. Friends the First Lord of the Admiralty and the President of the Board of Trade, questions relating to courses of training for the sea, and the President of the Board of Trade and I are meeting a deputation on the subject this afternoon.