HC Deb 30 March 1961 vol 637 c150W
34. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why his Department has briefed journalists to report that Her Majesty's Government's plans for civil defence could save the lives of 45 million people in case of an attack on the United Kingdom by megaton bombs.

Mr. R. A. Butler

My Department has not briefed journalists in the sense suggested by the right hon. Member. It is always ready to supply journalists with factual information on these subjects, but it is for them to draw their conclusions in anything they write.

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