§ Mr. Beaumont-Dark
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many senior officers of the Armed Forces of the rank of rear-admiral, major-general, air commodore and above have joined the boards of companies on retirement since 1970; after what period of retirement; and if he will give their names.
§ Mr. Pattie
Between June 1971–the earliest date to which records are now held—and November 1979 six rear-admirals and above, eight major-generals and above and nine air commodores and above were given approval to join boards of companies on retirement. It is not the practice to disclose the names of officers who have taken up these or other business appointments on retirement or resignation because such appointments are personal to the individuals concerned. Appointments have been taken up between one month and about a year after retirement.