HC Deb 25 June 1986 vol 100 cc164-5W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Commission for Racial Equality regarding alleged racial discrimination in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

There have been a number of contacts between officials of the Ministry of Defence and the Commission for Racial Equality. These contacts which were of a routine nature, related to general race relations policies and practices in the armed forces.