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Conscientious Objectors

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many soldiers have been discharged on the grounds of conscientious objection over the last five years; (71509)

(2) how many applications to leave the Army on the grounds of conscientious objection have been considered by his Department over the last five years.

The Ministry of Defence has no record of any applications to leave the Regular Army on the grounds of conscientious objection in the last five years.

However, the Army cannot identify from its records those applications that may start as requests to leave the Army on the grounds of conscientious objection but result in an individual leaving for different reasons.