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Official Secrets (Enigma And Ultra)

Volume 972: debated on Friday 2 November 1979

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asked the Prime Minister whether, in the light of the recent publication of volume I of the official history of British intelligence in the Second World War, she plans any alterations or additions to the new rules regarding reticence by former members of the Government code and cypher school set out by the previous Foreign Secretary in his reply to the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Parker), Official Report, 12 January 1978, columns 828–30.

I have no plans to amend the rules governing the disclosure of classified information by former members of the Government code and cypher school. These remain as stated by the then Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary on 12 January 1978.—[Vol. 941, c 828–30.] Those concerned must satisfy themselves that any disclosure which they have it in mind to make does not go beyond information contained in records released to the Public Record Office.