HC Deb 10 December 1963 vol 686 c66W
Commander Courtney

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty by what authority a photograph of Her Majesty's Nuclear Submarine "Valiant" was made available to the press on some date before 3rd December; and if he will investigate whether a breach of security was involved.

Mr. Hay

I assume my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to the photograph which appeared in the national press on 3rd December. Permission to publish the photograph was given by the Admiralty on the evening preceding the launch. No breach of security was involved.