HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc51-2W
62 and 63. Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Defence (1) whether he will make a statement on the changes in the Government's weapon policy;

(2) why he officially communicated to Foreign Service attaches that an important decision on the Government's weapons policy was impending before giving this information to the House.

Mr. Sandys

The phrase, to which the right hon. Gentleman refers, occurred in the course of a joke which I made at a lunch party with the Foreign Service Attaches. It was not in any sense an official communication.