§ 54. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty, in view of the necessity of artificer apprentices having to engage to serve for 12 years in the Royal Navy from the age of 18 years, whether the matter of length of service has been reconsidered.43W
§ Mr. Soames
The Admiralty periodically reviews the need for artificer apprentices to engage to serve for 12 years from the age of 18. No change is contemplated at present.