HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 c18W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Prime Minister, when she first learned of the existence of (a) the series of British Broadcasting Corporation's programmes "The Secret Society" and (b) the programme on the Zircon satellite system.

The Prime Minister

The Government became aware, in a general sense, of the BBC's plan for one or more programmes in the summer of 1986; and of the intention to include specific material on a secret defence project in October 1986. Discussions then took place between the Government and the BBC, which subsequently decided on grounds of national security not to show the material on the project.