HC Deb 20 June 1961 vol 642 cc124-5W
85. Lieut.-Colonel Cordeaux

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty on what date, subsequent to his appointment to the Underwater Detection Establishment at Portland in 1952, Henry Houghton was given access to secret material.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

As was stated in paragraph 2 of the summary of the Romer Committee's findings, published in the Official Report for 13th June, the post at the Underwater Detection Establishment, to which Houghton was appointed in 1952, did not in itself involve access to secret material. He remained in this post throughout his period of service at the establishment. His duties would have given him access to some material of no higher security classification than "confidential".