HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c41W
Mr. Keith Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to alter the current system for joint two, three and four star appointments by rotation of service to one of the best qualified officer. [51301]

Mr. George Robertson

[holding answer 20 July 1998]: My Department does not have a system of rotation by Service for tri-Service appointments at 2-star rank and above. The current system aims to identify the best individual for the job by selection on merit whilst maintaining a broad balance of appointments between the Services.