§ 7. Mr. Iremonger
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the extract about publicising civil defence 116W from the minutes of the Ilford Borough Council meeting on 22nd October, 1963, sent to him by the hon. Member for Ilford, North; what action he is taking in response to it; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Government thoroughly agree with the Council on the importance of informing the public as fully as possible about civil defence preparations. I arranged that the Press advertising during the publicity and recruiting campaign this autumn should be as explicit as possible, setting out more specifically than ever before the purpose as well as the breadth and the progress of these preparations.