HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c623W
Mr. David

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to change the admission rules for the RAF for individuals with anterior cruciate ligament damage, in relation to posts which do not require an active military role. [136033]

Mr. Caplin

Members of the armed forces, regardless of their role, can be required to serve anywhere in the world at any time, often in remote locations. As such they must be physically fit and able to meet the challenge that operating in these environments brings. Consequently, the Ministry of Defence has no plans to change its policy regarding the disqualification of individuals with anterior cruciate ligament damage from joining the armed forces.