HC Deb 17 March 1936 vol 310 c201

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has now had an opportunity of considering the suggestion that he should ascertain the opinion of the bishops on the question of compelling soldiers to attend church services; and what conclusions he has reached?


I find that this question was considered last November by the Interdenominational Advisory Committee on Army Chaplaincy Services, on which the various churches are represented, including the Church of England, whose representative is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The committee were of the unanimous opinion that compulsory church parades should be retained.

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