§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what instructions he has issued to the meteorological office 455W at Bracknell regarding the withholding of information about temperatures; when the instructions were issued; and if he will place a copy of the instructions in the Library.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
No instructions have been issued to the meteorological office regarding the withholding of temperature or any other meteorological data. On the contrary, such information is readily available from the office's headquarters at Bracknell and from our various weather centres, subject only to the availability of staff to assemble it and the need to recover a measure of the cost of providing it.