HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 cc572-3
CAPTAIN FABER (Hampshire, Andover)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that two years ago there were only some twelve brigadier-generals doing duty at home, and that there are now about fifty, he can, considering the fact that it means no increase of pay, reconsider his determination of not allowing these officers to retain their rank on retirement, and so save them from the stigma of the present reduction in rank.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The number of brigadier-generals does not in any way affect the general principle of not granting honorary rank on retirement, There is no real stigma attaching to the reversion of a brigadier-general to his permanent rank.