HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc169-70W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Under Secretary of State for Air by what authority Air Ministry Orders No. 312/55 and No. 313/55 were used to prevent men of the Royal Air Force from taking part in the recent General Election.

Mr. Ward

Air Ministry Order No. 312/55 described the arrangements made for qualified Service voters to record their votes. Air Ministry Order No. 313/55, which dealt with canvassing, speaking at political meetings, and the like, was based on Queen's Regulations and was in conformity with the longstanding policy of preserving political impartiality in the Services.

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