HC Deb 25 November 1909 vol 13 c369
Sir HENRY CRAIK (on behalf of Captain Faber)

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the advisability of increasing the number of Artillery generals, seeing that the proportion of generals in that corps to regimental officers is 1 in 110, whilst the proportion in the Guards' Brigade is 1 in 19?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Haldane)

The establishment of general officers includes all officers of the Army promoted to that rank, whatever arm they may have belonged to. No separate establishment for each arm therefore exists, though in selecting officers for promotion, regard is had to the proportion of general officers of each arm on the active list. For the purpose of this proportion officers of the Brigade of Guards are included in the Infantry, which arm, at present, has fewer than its correct proportion of Major-Generals, whereas the Royal Artilley has as nearly as possible its correct proportion.