HC Deb 15 March 1965 vol 708 c189W
61. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in view of the communication which he sent to the hon. Member for West Ham, North, on 5th March, concerning the paper, "Focus on Germany", he will now make a further statement on the Government's policy on the matter.

Mr. Healey

In answering the hon. Member's Question on 1st March, I said that HQ. B.A.O.R., had been asked to delete from future editions of "Focus on Germany" a small map of Germany showing the 1939 frontiers.

I regret that this reply was based on a misunderstanding. As I have now informed the hon. Member, I have since found that the map shows the 1937, rather than the 1939 frontiers of Germany. Had it shown the 1939 frontiers, it would have been most objectionable, but the 1937 frontiers are a different matter.

I have therefore, decided that there are no grounds for removing this map from future editions of "Focus on Germany", and I have accordingly rescinded the orders for its deletion.