HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 cc343-4W
Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy on allowing officers of his Department to appear on television or radio to answer complaints made against his Department.

Mr. Whitelaw

It may sometimes be appropriate for officials to take part in broadcasts on matters concerning this Department, but I regard the defence of Government policy as a matter for me or my ministerial colleagues.