asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the present need of men and boys in the Navy, he will relax the Regulation which excludes boys trained for the sea on reformatory ships, as such lads after a reformatory treatment of some years are now regarded as eligible for the Army and for the police service, and their training should have rendered them specially eligible for naval services?
Any difficulty in the way of reformatory school boys entering the Navy arises
from the requirements of the Admiralty. The matter has been under the
consideration of the Committee on Reformatory and