HC Deb 02 March 1954 vol 524 c82W
84. Mr. Benn

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence whether known members of the Communist Party are accepted for military service under the call-up; and what is the form of the oath of allegiance they are required to take.

Mr. Birch

Membership of the Communist Party is not accepted as a reason for exempting men from their obligations under the National Service Acts. National Service men are not required to take any oath of allegiance.