§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Army personnel were (i) absent without leave and (ii) applied for discharge as conscientious objectors between 1 January and the latest available date; what were the figures for the comparable period of 1990; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces will write to the hon. Member.