§ Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, or any general, or garrison, or other order, including regulations and orders for the Army, or any similar order in the nature of a regulation published for the general information and guidance of the Army, no officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or soldier shall be compelled to attend any church parade or religious service."
§ The CHAIRMAN
The New Clause in the name of the hon. and gallant Member for Leith has caused me considerable trouble. I am aware that it has once been moved, but after searching for precedents on the matter and considering it in the light of what can be done in Committee of Supply, I have come to the conclusion that it must be brought forward there and not on this occasion.