§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I have no immediate plans to do so, Sir, though I recognise that a ministerial broadcast could be of value if delivered at the right time. I have made clear in this House and elsewhere on a number of occasions that I consider the vigilance of the public to be of the highest importance in the fight against terrorism.
§ Mr. Jenkins
I am grateful to the hon. Member for such an unusual and uncalled for tribute. I have told him in correspondence that I take his suggestion—not his premise—seriously. There might well be a moment—such a moment might have been in December—when a broadcast could be of importance. I am never complacent about the degree of vigilance needed or any other aspect of this matter. I will certainly continue to keep the hon. Gentleman's helpful suggestion in mind with a view to deciding whether there might be an appropriate moment at which to stress this subject in a new way to the public.