HC Deb 30 October 1945 vol 415 c229
41. Lieut.-Colonel Byers

asked the Secretary of State for War why Army Education Corps drafts, being prepared for dispatching to India, were ordered to sign a declaration at the Army School of Education, at Wakefield, on 22nd October, stating that they would not divulge to the Press, or relatives, any details concerning the method and date of departure from this country.

Mr. Lawson

This declaration was obtained in error. It was a war-time procedure, necessary for security reasons, which is now being stopped.

Mr. Vernon Bartlett

What steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of similar futile errors in future, and will any action be taken against the men who made that error?

Mr. Lawson

So far as I can in my Department, I will see that it does not recur.