HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 cc138-9W
83. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for War why four young soldiers who were brought before the Shrewsbury borough magistrates on 27th June were dismissed from the Army before any case had been proved against them.

Mr. Profumo

Following their arrest by the civil police, these four young soldiers were interviewed by their commander, to whom they admitted their offence. As a result their records, since they joined the Army, were reviewed and it was decided that none of the four was likely to make an efficient soldier. They were therefore discharged.