HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 c199W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications for retirement were received from officers of the Regular Army in December 1967; and what the corresponding totals were in each of the four preceding years.

Mr. Boyden

The number of applications received in December, 1967 was 52. The corresponding number for December, 1966 was 36. Comparable figures for previous Decembers are not available but annual totals over the past five years are:

1963 375
1964 475
1965 529
1966 494
1967 583