HC Deb 01 October 1942 vol 383 c959W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the public announcement on nth September, he will now abandon the policy of keeping secret information about methods of attack used by the enemy and measures to combat them when such knowledge is essential to the safety of the people?

Mr. H. Morrison

In these matters I must weigh the disadvantages against the advantages of publicity. In many cases it is essential that information regarding the measures we adopt to combat new forms of attack should be withheld from the enemy as long as possible. It is my intention, however, that the public should be informed at the earliest possible moment and by the most suitable means of any information vital to their safety.