HL Deb 08 February 1999 vol 597 c7WA
Lord Tope

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any controls are at present in place to prevent young people who are believed to be homosexual from serving in Army, Navy, or Air Cadet forces, or in Combined Cadet Forces in schools. [HL818]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

The Cadet Forces are National Youth Organisations, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. Membership is encouraged from young people mainly between the ages of 13 and 18. regardless of their sexual orientation.