HC Deb 22 January 1981 vol 997 cc228-9W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of (a) admirals and (b) generals and field marshals in current service received an education at either independent or direct-grant schools, or grant-aided schools in Scotland.

Mr. Goodhart

37 per cent. of Naval officers with the rank of rear admiral and above and 69 per cent. of Army officers of the rank of major general and above were educated at either independent or direct-grant schools—grant-aided in Scotland. The figures do not include the 29 per cent. of the Naval flag officers who were educated at Dartmouth naval college.