HC Deb 10 December 1965 vol 722 cc170-1W
Mr. Raphael Tuck

asked the Secretary of State for Defence at what hours Frank Bonney entered and left the Admiralty on each of the two occasions when he gained access thereto; for how long he was inside the Admiralty, on the roof of the Admiralty and on the roof of the Citadel, respectively, on each of the two occasions; and in what circumstances he was able to gain unauthorised access to the Admiralty at all.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to his previous Questions on 3rd December. The evidence indicates that Bonney, having obtained access to the roof of the Citadel by climbing a drainpipe at some time after 2 a.m., spent the rest of the night there. I have no reason to believe that he obtained access to the roof of the Old Admiralty Building itself. At some time after daybreak, that is 6.30 a.m. or so, he entered through a door on the Citadel roof which led into a works machinery room containing no classified information or equipment. It appears that some time later, between about 7.15 and 7.40 a.m., he opened from the inside an external door of the Old Admiralty Building by removing the locking bar which secured the door from being opened from the outside; he went out through this door, but returned almost immediately. He was apprehended shortly afterwards.

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