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Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men were employed on the active list in the following ranks in Her Majesty's Forces in the years 1944, 1954, 1964 and 1974, respectively: Admiral of the Fleet, Field Marshal, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Admiral, Air Chief Marshal, Vice-Admiral, Lieutenant-General, Air Marshal, Rear-Admiral, Major-General, Air Vice-Marshal.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 14th January 1975; Vol. 884, c. 65–66], gave the following revised information: