HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 c171W
5. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Defence how many Service men were granted leave to contest the recent General Election; and whether he will give details of the services and ranks of these individuals.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

One National Service man, a gunner in the Royal Artillery, was, as the regulations provide, discharged for the purpose of being adopted as a candidate in the recent General Election.