§ 1. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for War why Regimental Sergeant Major Neville Dixon Taylor is to be 362 assigned to the Berlin British Garrison, and whether he is satisfied with the standard of discipline at this garrison.
§ The Secretary of State for War (Mr. John Profumo)
Regimental Sergeant Major Taylor is going to Berlin in the normal course of positing. I am perfectly satisfied with the standard of discipline at that garrison.
§ Mr. Spriggs
Will the Secertary of State give an undertaking that this regimental sergeant major will not be allowed to make life any more unbearable than it should be for National Service men in the British garrison in Germany?
§ Mr. Profumo
I can certainly give an undertaking that life will not be made any more unbearable. It certainly is not unbearable at present. I have looked carefully into this case and I am satisfied that this regimental sergeant major has been misquoted in the national Press. Indeed, he made a broadcast on the B.B.C. a day or two later saying how much he regretted the misquotations.