HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 cc1152-3
56. Squadron Leader Burden

asked the Minister of Defence to what extent United States technical intelligence reports are being made available to British Service Departments.

Mr. Shinwell

There are satisfactory arrangements for the exchange of information in this field, and co-operation is excellent.

57. Squadron Leader Burden

asked the Minister of Defence if he will make a statement on the work of British technical intelligence teams now operating in Korea.

Mr. Shinwell

It would not be in the public interest to make any statement.

Squadron Leader Burden

Is it not a fact that it is known that we have technical intelligence teams? Why is it not in the public interest to give the information when these teams will merely examine captured enemy equipment and inform our own Service chiefs and armaments manufacturers about it and enable them to learn lessons from such examination?

Mr. Shinwell

We must wait for an official statement coming from headquarters. [HON. MEMBERS: "No."] Obviously, I must wait. I could not answer the question unless I am quite certain that the answer is correct.

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