HC Deb 03 November 1958 vol 594 c602
41. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Supply, in view of the concern which followed alleged leakages of the performance of the Black Knight rocket in Australia and other such similar projects, whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

So far as I am aware, there has been no leakage of classified information about the Black Knight rocket or any similar ballistic project.

Mr. Mason

Then why was it that such concern was aroused by Press publicity, particularly following the Black Knight project, when an airman was deported from Australia? Is the Minister satisfied that the security arrangements are sufficient to stop these alleged leaks?

Mr. Jones

I must confess that at times I am perplexed about the causes of certain kinds of Press publicity. I am satisfied that there have been no leakages of the kind mentioned in the Question.

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