HC Deb 29 March 1955 vol 539 c196
51. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War the size of Anti-Aircraft Command immediately before the announcement to disband that force was made.

Mr. Head

We do not disclose this.

Mr. Bellenger

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he does not disclose this information for security reasons, or to save himself embarrassment?

Mr. Head

I think that the right hon. Gentleman will realise that were we to disclose the complete number of units and order of battle of Anti-Aircraft Command, even though it is abolished, it would be an invaluable check on sources of information for other intelligence services.