§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what authority appointments of colonels in chief of Army regiments are made; what are the administrative arrangements for these appointments; what is the total cost of all aspects of the work of colonels in chief; what are the equivalent arrangements for the RAF and Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hanley
Appointments of colonels in chief of Army regiments and corps are made by Her Majesty the Queen from recommendations submitted by the Army Board. The appointments are not salaried and involve only minimal costs incurred when visiting units. Such costs are borne by the Army, but are not separately identified and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.472W
Similar arrangements apply in both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.