§ Sir R. Young
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can state the total number of candidates who presented themselves for the naval artificer 1715W vacancies in the year 1938; whether there were any rejections on the ground of professional, educational, or physical unfit-ness; and, if so, how many, respectively?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
There were 1,868 applicants for entry as artificer, of whom 988 were not accepted as suitable candidates. Of the remaining 880, 382 were medically unfit, 16 were educationally unfit, 34 withdrew their applications, 58 failed to pass the trade test, and 390 were finally entered.