HC Deb 19 November 1964 vol 702 c89W
Q10. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Prime Minister what official documents were made available to the author of the book, "The Mare's Nest", extracts of which have been published in a Sunday newspaper, containing decisions by the Cabinet of 1939–45 and the Defence Committee on the manufacture of weapons and their use against the enemy; and by what authority they were so made available.

The Prime Minister

I understand that the author had access to the collection of papers of the late Lord Cherwell; and that these contained copies of a number of Defence Committee and Chiefs of Staff papers. In addition, he was permitted to see certain relevant operational records of the Royal Air Force.