HC Deb 18 March 1959 vol 602 c36W
83. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is his policy governing the making of statements to the Press by Foreign Office officials on controversial questions and matters affecting relations with allied and other countries.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

Certain Foreign Office officials are designated under my right hon. and learned Friend's authority to answer questions from the Press on foreign affairs. I think that the need for Government Departments to provide for official answers to Press inquiries is generally recognised.

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