HC Deb 17 February 1870 vol 199 c433

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty. Whether the Generals of Marines on the active list are to be included in the retirement about to come out for Admirals on that List; and, if not, for what reason are they to be excluded?


I must ask my right hon. and gallant Friend not to press me to anticipate the information as to the new plan of retirement which I hope to explain to the House on Monday week. I will only say that the case of the Marines, as well as the other branches of the naval service, has been fully considered.