§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what reply the Secretary of the D Notice Committee gave to the New Statesman newspaper; and who sought his advice on whether they should publish figures publicly made available by Admiral Lord Lewin pertaining to the operation of Her Majesty's submarines.
§ Mr. Stanley
Advice was sought by theNew Statesman in relation to the article in The Guardian of 28 January concerning the sinking of the Belgrano. Discussions between the secretary of the defence press and broadcasting committee and the press, broadcasting organisations and publishers are regarded as having taken place in confidence.