§ 47. Captain Peter Macdonald
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the period of offensive operations by the United Nations is now approaching and that it is of vital importance not to give the enemy prior information as to how, when, or where any attack is to take place, he will take steps to impress upon all persons with access to inside information, the need to exercise greater restraint than hitherto in any public statements or published speculation about Second Front possibilities?
§ The Prime Minister
I welcome this opportunity of again emphasising the un-desirability of public statements or speculations as to the time and place of future Allied offensive operations, even though such statements or speculations are based on inferences, and not as my hon. and gallant Friend's Question would seem to imply, on inside information.