§ Brigadier-General Sir OWEN THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in fulfilment of the promise he made to the House, he has consulted the Prime Minister with regard to the publication of the Report of the hon. Member for Luton on the inquiry made by him, at the Prime Minister's request, into the circumstances surrounding the summary dismissal of Miss Violet Douglas-Pennant from the commandantship of the Women's Royal Air Force?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have consulted the Prime Minister and also the hon. Member for Luton. The Report was written as a confidential Paper for the personal information of the Prime Minister. In the interest of the public service, there is the strongest objection to the publication of such a document.