HC Deb 18 July 1939 vol 350 c155
1. Mr. Ede

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any instructions or advice have been given to recruiting personnel when asking for references as to character, to make inquiries direct or indirect into the political opinions or past activities that might indicate the political opinions of men desiring to join the Army?

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

No, Sir.