HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc24-5W
81. Mr. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the reason for the issue by the public relations department of the War Office of a Press statement referring to Craftsman Arthur New. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, stationed in Malaya, while the inquiry into this man's demotion, which the hon. Member for Clapham had been promised, was still going on.

Mr. Head

I can assure the hon. Member that this was purely fortuitous. The two matters are entirely unrelated. I am sure that the Press statement in no way prejudiced the inquiry.