HC Deb 18 July 1994 vol 247 c61W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what circumstances conviction for a violent offence for which a prison sentence has been served debars an applicant from civilian employment with the Ministry of Defence.

Mr. Aitken

A person who has been found guilty of an offence against the law is not necessarily debarred from employment with my Department. Each case is considered on its merits, taking into account the nature and date of the offence, the candidate's age at the time, and the type of work for which he or she is applying.