§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there is public interest immunity in whistleblowing cases for(a) serving soldiers in Her Majesty's armed forces, (b) medical and welfare staff in his Department, (c) administrative personnel and other civil servants in his Department and (d) lawyers attached to his Department. 
§ Mr. Caplin
Under the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, the Act covers all Ministry of Defence civil servants including medical, welfare, administrative and civilian lawyers attached to the Department. The Act does not apply to members, or former members, of the armed forces.