712. Civil Service, armed forces and police.

Any person who is employed in the Civil Service of the Crown1, whether in an established capacity or not, is disqualified for membership of the House of Commons, and it is immaterial whether he is so employed for the whole or part of his time2.

Members of the regular armed forces of the Crown3 are disqualified, but officers on retired or emergency lists and those holding emergency commissions or belonging to any reserve of officers are not4. Naval, army, marine and air force pensioners and former soldiers recalled for service are exempted from disqualification