HC Deb 08 May 1912 vol 38 c537W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what was the number of trained Regulars, Regular recruits, and Special Reservists, respectively, at the Black Watch depôt, Perth, on 1st May, giving the Church denomination to which they belong; and, in order to ensure accuracy of return, will he direct that every man shall be personally asked what is his denomination?

Colonel SEELY

The information required is not available at the War Office, and a special Return would therefore be necessary. But I do not think it would be advisable to undertake this. A man is asked, on his enlistment, the religious denomination to which he belongs, and I consider that it would not be desirable to ask further questions on the subject of his Church denomination.