HC Deb 24 June 1941 vol 372 cc962-3W
Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War whether an undischarged bankrupt is eligible for a commission in His Majesty's Army or for retention in the service if already commissioned; and whether, in view of the responsibility of officers for public money, due inquiry is made as to the financial integrity of candidates for commissions?

Captain Margesson

No candidate is accepted for a commission if he is known to be an undischarged bankrupt but it has not always been possible to ensure that all the Facts are known before a commission is granted. If it subsequently comes to light that an officer is an un discharged bankrupt, the question of his retention in the Service is decided on its merits after careful investigation of all the circumstances.