HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 cc329-30W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister why she has refused to allow publication of an official history of British counter-intelligence operations in the second world war, commissioned by Her Majesty's Government from Professor Michael Howard.

The Prime Minister

The work which Professor Howard was commissioned to write is one of a series of volumes of an official history of British intelligence in the second world war. Two volumes have already been published; a third is expected to be published next year. Other volumes (including that commissioned from Professor Howard) are in preparation; decisions on dates of publication will depend partly on completion of the work of preparation and partly upon the need to avoid the risk of damage to current intelligence and security work.

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