HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 cc712-3W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish the new regulations in respect of the treatment of homosexuality in the armed forces; and what is the rationale behind these proposed new regulations.

Mr. Hanley

As foreshadowed in my closing speech during the debate on discipline in the armed forces on 21 June 1993,Official Report, column 143, new tri-service guidelines have been drawn up to reflect current policy and procedure. These new guidelines, a copy of which have been placed in the Library of the House, were distributed down the services' chain of command in March 1994.