HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 cc699-700
21. Mr. Bowles

asked the Secretary of State for War why the telephone numbers of certain Home Guard headquarters are included in the latest issue of the London Telephone Directory?

Sir J. Griģģ

Unless there are security objections, telephone numbers of this kind are included in directories for the convenience of all concerned.

Mr. Bowles

Has my right hon. Friend seen the list in to-day's "Daily Herald" of what one would assume was information of a secret nature, and further is not there an extraordinary divergence in matters of security? For instance, neither the Press nor the public would be allowed to know that I was asking my Question other than on the 1st Sitting day after loth October, 1943?

Sir J. Griģģ

I can assure the hon. Member that none of these entries is made except in consultation with the security services.