1. Air-Commodore Harvey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty in what circumstances has the training with the Royal Navy of cadets for the Royal Canadian Navy been suspended.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. James Callaghan)
I assume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the training of midshipmen, as it has not been the practice of the Royal Canadian Navy to send their cadets to the Royal Navy for training. The Canadian Navy has now decided that in so far as possible the training of junior executive officers should take place in Canada, except for technical training and certain specialist courses, which will continue to be given in Royal Naval establishments.
Does the Parliamentary Secretary not think it most unfortunate that this arrangement should cease when we are trying to bring about integration of the Forces within the British Empire? Will he represent to his right hon. Friend that he should look at this matter again, to see if something can be done to bring about co-ordination?
§ Mr. Callaghan
I will certainly bring that point to the notice of my right hon. Friend, but this is a decision of the Canadian Government.