§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking, arising from information supplied to him by the hon. Member for Willesden, East, regarding the British Nazi Party's recruitment of members from among serving guardsmen.
§ Mr. Reynolds
Although soldiers are forbidden to take an active part in political activities, membership of any political party is not in itself an offence. I have no evidence that any significant number of guardsmen have joined fascist organisations.