§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Prime Minister further to her answers of 22 December 1983, Official Report, c. 340, on what date Professor Michael Howard's volume of the official history of British counter-intelligence operations in the Second World War was finished by the author; when the process of evaluating its contents to avoid the risk of damage to current intelligence and security work began; and when it is due to be completed.
§ The Prime Minister
Professor Howard's completed text became available towards the end of 1981. The process of evaluating its contents has been going forward since then, but has not yet reached a stage where a decision about publication can be made.