§ GENERAL FRASER (Lambeth, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, in view of the statement he made regarding the changes in the lists of the General officers in the Army, what is to be the retiring pensions of Major Generals, Lieutenant Generals, and Generals; what is to be the amount of their unemployed pay; supposing a* General Officer to be unemployed for five years, what is to be done with him; and what is to be the age for retirement in future of Major Generals, Lieutenant Generals, and Generals?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
There will be no change as regards retired pay, half-pay, or age for compulsory retirement; but retirement will be optional at any time on the retired pay of the next lower grade. Compulsory retirement after five years non-employment will continue until the numbers are reduced to those fixed in the warrant by a gradual process of absorption.