HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc549-50
Sir I. Horobin

I beg to move, in page 8, line 34, to leave out from "as" to "with" in line 35 and to insert: it is not in his opinion inconsistent".

This Amendment goes with that in page 16, line 4, put down in pursuance of an undertaking that I gave in Committee It does not make a great difference, but it does slightly alter the emphasis with regard to security. The Opposition felt that, as it were, the onus of proof should lie on why something was not published, rather than the other way round. I do not think it makes a great deal of difference, but we felt that we should like to meet the Opposition on this small point in this way. These Amendments make it quite clear that the reports may be published to any extent which is not inconsistent with national security.

Amendment agreed to.