§ [The question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government if they will make available in the Library for the inspection of members of this House specimen copies of all political memoranda and other similar documents not containing military information likely to be of use to the enemy which are issued by Government Departments for the information of the Armed Forces.]
§ THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (LORD CROFT)
My Lords, the only political memorandum issued by the War Office which does not contain military information likely to be of use to the enemy is the bulletin known as Current Affairs. This is designed to provide regimental officers with material on which to base talks to their men on important issues of the day. I should be glad to arrange for copies to be placed in the Library. In addition, the Foreign Office issues a weekly political intelligence summary, copies of which go to certain Higher Commands of: the Armed Forces. This summary, however, 924 is secret, and is not for inspection by members of this House.