HL Deb 01 May 1972 vol 330 cc646-8WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the retention of the copyright in the book Low Intensity Operations, by Brigadier Kitson, in the hands of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, and the prefacing of this book by the Chief of the General Staff, indicates that it has Government backing or is, in any way, an official publication; and, if so, whether it is acceptable that such a book, which is about counter-insurgency and guerrilla warfare, should make no mention of the Geneva Conventions.

LORD CARRINGTON: The answer to the first part of the Question is, "No"; the second part of the Question does not therefore arise.

House adjourned at twenty-three minutes before seven o'clock.