§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence which Service men Granada requested should appear in the programme "World in Action" on 20 December relating to the "Sir Galahad"; what were the reasons for refusing to accede to requests for spokesmen of low or middle rank; and whether soldiers who appeared on the programme spoke with his authorisation.
§ Mr. Blaker
Granada Television asked to interview the senior commanders of the Task Force in the first instance, and those involved in the operation at Fitzroy on 8 June thereafter. Authority was refused because our own internal investigations were still in progress. The only interview which was subsequently authorised was that of Major-General Moore.