HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 c1636
25. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Air, in view of the demonstration outside the Brize Norton air base on 16th July, what requests he has received from the United States Air Force authorities for additional security measures there.

Mr. W. J. Taylor

None, Sir.

Mr. Allaun

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the American authorities are taking the law into their own hands, notably by photographing and cataloguing the faces of each of the hundred marchers, who were committing no offence? Does the hon. Gentleman approve of that and, if not, will he ask the American authorities to destroy the film, as certain British chief constables have been induced to do in similar circumstances?

Mr. Taylor

There is nothing in the Question about photographs. I must look into that, but the question of security generally at R.A.F. stations used by the Americans in this country is a matter for the American Air Force authorities.