§ 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.