HC Deb 23 March 1960 vol 620 cc33-4W
46. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Defence whether the statement by the Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence, that the development of Blue Streak must be maintained, was made with his consent.

Mr. Watkinson

I presume the right hon. Member refers to the recent lecture by Sir Frederick Brundrett. He is not now my Scientific Adviser. He retired from the public service at the end of last year. He spoke as a private individual, and my consent was neither required nor asked for.