§ 19. Lieut.-Commander Tufnell
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has any announcement to make regarding the entry of University graduates into the Royal Navy as engineer officers?
§ Sir S. Hoare
Yes, Sir. The Admiralty have just adopted a scheme which will allow qualified candidates of Universities of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to enter the Royal Navy as engineer officers. Under this scheme—particulars of which are being announced in the Press—commissions as sub-lieutenant (E) will be offered to graduates between the ages of 21 and 25 who have spent at least three years as internal students and have an engineering degree (mechanical or electrical) which is accepted by the 1142 Institute of Mechanical Engineers as exempting from parts (A) and (B) of the examination for associate membership and had sufficient practical experience.