§ 14. Commander Pursey
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of applications for the last entry into the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook; the number of boys who were accepted; and the reasons for the rejections.
The number of applicants for the May, 1946, entry to the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, was 96, of whom 70 were accepted, 12 failed medically, and 14 failed educationally.
§ Commander Pursey
When does the Admiralty intend to fill this orphanage to capacity, preferably with the orphans of men who served in the Navy and the Mercantile Marine during the last war?
§ 15. Commander Pursey
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of boys who entered the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, on the last occasion who had, respectively, both parents dead, father dead, mother dead, and both parents alive.
Of the 70 boys entered at the last entry, one had lost both parents, 47 had lost father, two had lost mother, and 20 had both parents living.