HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 c1114
24. Sir George Broadbridge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that conscientious objectors, exempted from military service provided they do work of national importance, are being transferred to the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps for training and are wearing their uniform, which is causing unrest amongst the members of the Pioneer Corps, largely composed of ex-servicemen; and what steps he proposes to take to meet this dissatisfaction?

Mr. Law

Conscientious objectors who are exempted from military service do not, of course, come to the Army. As regards those who are registered as liable to be called up for service for non-combatant duties only, I think my hon. Friend is confusing the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps with the Non-Combatant Corps. Such men are not posted to the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps.