HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 c92W
45. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister what Minister is responsible for giving the alert warnings to British air bases in various parts of the world.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply.

The Government as a whole are collectively responsible for decisions on such matters as the state of readiness of the Forces. I am not prepared to discuss details of how executive instructions are conveyed.