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Members Of Parliament (Communications)

Volume 644: debated on Wednesday 12 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Defence what instructions have recently been issued to Service establishments that will cause persons employed therein to restrict their approaches to Members of Parliament or withhold from them information other than such as would render the informant liable to prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.

None. Both Service men and civilians employed by the Service Departments have the right to communicate with Members of Parliament, subject to security regulations, and any instructions to a different effect would be contrary to established policy.