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Army Form 2761

Volume 644: debated on Wednesday 12 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War to whom the Army form B 2761 is issued; and why those completing it are asked detailed personal questions about father, mother, wife, and other near relatives.

The Army Form 2761 to which the hon. Member refers was abolished earlier this year and replaced by an inter-Service form which will in future be completed by all Army recruits and I believe by those of the Royal Navy and R.A.F. also. Particulars called for in the current form represent the minimum information about the soldier's background required by my Department.