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Radcliffe Committee (Report)

Volume 655: debated on Thursday 15 March 1962

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asked the Prime Minister if he will give an assurance that disciplinary action has been taken against the superiors of George Blake during his employment in Berlin.


asked the Prime Minister when he expects that the report of the Radcliffe Committee on Security will be published.

With permission, I will answer this Question and Question No. Q3 together.

Perhaps the hon. Gentlemen will be content to await a statement about the Radcliffe Report which I hope to make in the near future.

Can the Prime Minister tell the House whether, when the Radcliffe Report is received by him, he intends to reveal the responsibility for this unfortunate state of affairs, or whether there will merely be a statement that many security factors are involved which cannot be revealed to the House?

I would rather not anticipate the statement. This is quite a complicated problem. In accordance with my undertaking, I have already been in touch with the Leader of the Opposition and some of his hon. Friends, and I hope to be able to make a statement very shortly.