HC Deb 20 November 1940 vol 365 c2018W
Mr. Leach

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that fit and enthusiastic volunteers for the Air Force are being refused enlistment on the ground of their refusal of inoculation and vaccination and notwithstanding the repeated declarations by the Government that recruits have full liberty of conscience in this matter; and will he issue instructions so as to prevent the flow of recruits being obstructed in this matter?

Captain Balfour

Refusal to be vaccinated or inoculated is not a disqualification for enlistment in the Royal Air Force. The attention of recruiting officers was recently drawn to the instructions that inoculation and vaccination can only be done by consent and recruits must not be rejected if they refuse.