HC Deb 03 May 1994 vol 242 cc471-2W
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.

Similar arrangements apply in both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.