§ Mr. Douglas-Mann
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether there is any. and if so what, restriction on the entitlement of serving officers of Her Majesty's Forces to communicate directly with hon. Members on matters affecting the welfare of constituents under the command of such officers.
§ Mr. Ian Gilmour
Defence Council instructions provide that all official inquiries addressed by hon. Members to individual officers and units should be referred to the Ministry of Defence, usually for reply by the appropriate Minister.