§ 71. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many rear-admirals are on the active list of the Royal Navy; how many are employed in admiral's commands; how many in other than admiral's commands: how many are unemployed; and when those unemployed were last employed?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The answer to the first part of the question is 38, to the second part 24, to the third part six (including three attending courses), and to the fourth part eight. As regards the last part, the officer who has been longest unemployed vacated his last appointment in August, 1935.