§ 5. Lord C. BERESFORD
asked how many general officers and other senior officers of the Royal Marine forces are at present retired whose age and physique would allow of their employment; and whether the Board of Admiralty can see their way to recommend the employment of some of these officers in the New-Army?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
There are twenty-eight general officers, Royal Marines, retired. I have taken the Noble Lord's definition "other senior officers" to cover the cases of colonels and lieutenant-colonels retired. Of these officers there are twenty-one on the retired list. I should imagine that few of the forty-nine retired officers in question are now available by age and physique for active service. There are thirteen Royal Marine general officers and four officers on the Reserve List of Colonels, Royal Marines, of whom fifteen were unemployed at the outbreak of hostilities. Since that date two of these officers have been given appointments.