HC Deb 28 June 1944 vol 401 cc703-4
18. Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the launching sections of robot aeroplanes have been located from the air; and whether any details of the method of launching these flying bombs have been obtained.

Sir A. Sinclair

A considerable number of launching sites have been located and destroyed. This process is continuing. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the extent of our information about methods of launching.

Sir M. Sueter

Could not the Secretary of State give full information to the public about this, because there is no secrecy about where the stations are located, on the coast or inland? Surely we ought to have the fullest information.

Sir A. Sinclair

No, Sir. I think it is very important that the Germans should not know the extent of our information, or the nature of our defence against this weapon.