GORDON Brown would order his children to get a job if they wanted to live on benefits, Nick Clegg disapproves of sex tourism for women but would not ban it, and David Cameron would be "proud" if one of his children joined the armed forces.
The answers are among some of the responses the three party leaders gave in interviews with Take a Break magazine.
In an article headed Three Dads Sit the Take a Break Exam, the trio were all quizzed on a range of topics suggested by readers.
Asked what he would do if one of his children said they wanted to join the Army, Mr Cameron said he would be "very proud".
Mr Brown agreed, adding that the military did a "brilliant job" and said it was his "duty" to ensure they were properly equipped. He stressed: "I would be proud to see any of my family be part of what are our great armed forces."
Mr Clegg said he would "support them completely" if his children wanted to join up, but only after he had questioned them to ensure they had "thought it through".
The party leaders were also asked what they would do if their children said they were going to live on benefits.
Mr Brown said he would "not accept it", saying: "Order them to get a job and say that under the law now no teenager can remain out of work."
He added: "I wouldn’t like any child of mine growing up with any expectation that they’re going to do anything other than work hard."
Mr Cameron said he would "tell them not to" and say: "A life on benefits when you can work is no life at all."
Mr Clegg said: "I’d do everything possible to make sure they don’t give up."
They were also asked if they approved of sex tourism for women.
Mr Cameron said: "I don’t think it’s a good idea because of the great dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. We have an explosion going on.
"Also, I think in life, loving relationships give you a lot more pleasure than sex on its own."
Mr Clegg answered: "Do I think you should or can stop it? No. Is it really becoming more common or are we just finding out more?
"Quite an eye-opener to me. But I don’t want to belittle it. I don’t think it’s great but you don’t stop it."
Mr Brown said: "Oh my goodness. Look, any people who are single ought to be able to make the choices they want but if people are part of a partnership or marriage, it would be very difficult to justify."