HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 cc397-8
25. Mr. COCKS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of admirals of the Fleet, admirals, vice-admirals, and rear-admirals on the active list of the Royal Navy; and whether he will give the number of these flag-officers, in each category, who are at present employed?

Rodney. Queen Elizabeth. Royal Sovereign.
£ £ £
Direct expenditure 299,800 251,700 250,300
Non-effective liability in respect of retired pay and pensions. 49,900 41,900 41,600
Total 349,700 293,600 291,900
40. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many battleships it is proposed to scrap in 1930 and 1931?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to paragraph 4 of Part II of Command Paper 3485.


After that very elaborate answer can the right hon.


As the reply is in tabular form I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The numbers required are as follow:
Rank. Number on Active List. Number employed.
Admiral of the Fleet 5 1
Admiral 10 5
Vice-Admiral 19 15
Rear-Admiral 48 25
82 46

Of the 46 officers employed three are employed and paid by Dominion Governments.

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