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Armed Forces (Racial Discrimination)

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Commission for Racial Equality regarding alleged racial discrimination in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

There have been a number of contacts between officials of the Ministry of Defence and the Commission for Racial Equality. These contacts which were of a routine nature, related to general race relations policies and practices in the armed forces.