HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc695-6W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of state for War how many majors-general were on full pay upon the 22nd October; how many of these officers are in command of divisions and, if so, where are their headquarters located; how many of these officers are at present employed upon committees and commissions and engaged upon what particular inquiries; how many of these officers are gazetted as being in command of Territorial divisions and how many of these divisions are up to strength either in personnel, animals, or material; how many of these officers remain on full pay without immediate employment; and how many have gone on half or retired pay since 1st May?


There were 100 majors-general on full pay on the 22nd October, 36 of them being in command of divisions. Their headquarters are located as follows:

Home (including 6 Regular and 14 Territorial Force) 20
Black Sea 2
India 2
Mesopotamia 2
Egypt 2
The Rhine 3

I regret that it is not possible for me to give the information as regards com- mittees and commissions, as this cannot be obtained without inquiry as regards each case. With regard to Territorial divisional commands, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to a similar question put by the hon. and gallant Member for Abingdon on Monday.

The number of Territorial divisional commanders is 14. There are no majors-general on full pay without employment; 35 majors-general have gone on half-pay or retired pay since the 1st May, 1919.