§ 23. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for War what steps he is taking to prevent infiltration of the British Army by Communists.
§ Mr. Hughes
Has the Minister's attention been directed to a front page news item in the "Daily Express," last week, entitled, "Army sacks Communist soldiers," stating that the Army had just come to a decision to discharge Communists. If a Regular soldier, whose mother and father are old-age pensioners, joins the Communist Party out of disgust at the treatment accorded to them, is he liable to be thrown out of the Army?