HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1724

asked the Prime Minister it, in view of the fact that controllers and other officials temporarily or otherwise engaged during the War in Government Departments are now transferring their services to private or other firms, he will require each of such controllers or officials in all State Departments to make a written declaration that no information of a Government, industrial, or commercial nature, whether verbal or in writing, shall be communicated to any person or be utilised in any way in relation to his future employment; and will he make any breach of such declaration punishable under the Defence of the Realm Regulations or by other means?


I think that the suggestion made by my hon. Friend is already covered by the Official Secrets Act, 1911 (S. 2), but the Government is at present considering whether it may not be desirable to provide further safeguards.