§ 7. .Dr. D. Johnson
asked the Minister of Education, as representing the Minister for Science, what recent reports he has received from the Scientific Attaché at Her Majesty's Embassy in Moscow regarding the latest Russian achievements in the sphere of rocket projection.
§ Sir D. Eccles
Rocket propulsion is generally regarded as a military subject and lies outside the field of the Scientific Attaché.
§ Dr. Johnson
As my noble Friend the Minister of Science must receive infor- 1614 mation of some kind which is of interest both to himself and to us all, would my right hon. Friend none the less consider issuing an authoritative statement from time to time assessing Russian performance with rockets? Many people would have considered that of particular value at the time of the U2 incident in giving us all some guidance in assessing both the truth of the incident and the Russian performance at the time.