HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc67-8W
Mr. Livingstone

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy concerning Army ex-service men and women rejoining the Army when they have a criminal record.

Mr. Freeman

Whether or not an ex-service man or woman with a criminal record is allowed to re-enlist into the Army would depend on the individual nature of the offence. However, a person who has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment is normally ineligible for re-enlistment.

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