HC Deb 23 December 1982 vol 34 c620W
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.