HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 c526W
80. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers there are in the Services with the ranks of brigadier, rear-admiral, air commodore and above those ranks; and what action he is taking to reduce their numbers.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The number of rear-admirals and major-generals R.M. and above is 80, of brigadiers and above 415 and of air commodores and above 233. The numbers are constantly under review and reductions are made wherever possible.