§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what considerations underlay the decision by the Minister for Defence Procurement to decline an interview to "Panorama" for its programme broadcast on 14 June;
(2) what considerations underlay the decision not to allow the administrative director of AWE Aldermaston to answer questions on "Panorama" on 14 June.
§ Mr. Aitken
My Department chose not to participate directly in the "Panorama" programme because we believed that the treatment would be neither even-handed nor objective.