§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, further to his answers of 14 November,Official Report, columns 667–68, relating to HMS Vanguard and Admiral Sir Julian Oswald's interview with The Times of 29 October 1991, if he will make it his practice to give in reply to parliamentary questions any information which may properly be given by senior serving officers and officials in interviews with newspapers.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
It is the practice of the Ministry of Defence to give appropriate information in response to questions asked by hon. Members, taking account of security and confidentiality constraints.