HC Deb 16 January 1945 vol 407 cc32-3
50. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Prime Minister whether he will authorise the release of additional information to the Press regarding the production and employment of new British weapons, including aircraft.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

Is my right hon. Friend aware that we have had a spate of information, and some experience recently of new German inventions; and is he further aware that the stream of new British invention appears to some people outside Government and military circles to be running a little dry?

The Prime Minister

Really I do not think we are obliged to keep up a steady flow of advance information about new British weapons and inventions. The Germans, it is true, boast a great deal about the coming terrors that they are going to inflict upon us but they do that to keep up the hearts of their own people. We have no need to plunge into such desperate measures. We prefer to let our new weapons and inventions fall with full surprise on the enemy.