Oral Answers to Questions — United Nations (Offensive Operations).

– in the House of Commons on 29th September 1942.

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Photo of Captain Sir Peter Macdonald Captain Sir Peter Macdonald , Isle of Wight

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the period of offensive operations by the United Nations is now approaching and that it is of vital importance not to give the enemy prior information as to how, when, or where any attack is to take place, he will take steps to impress upon all persons with access to inside information, the need to exercise greater restraint than hitherto in any public statements or published speculation about Second Front possibilities?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I welcome this opportunity of again emphasising the un-desirability of public statements or speculations as to the time and place of future Allied offensive operations, even though such statements or speculations are based on inferences, and not as my hon. and gallant Friend's Question would seem to imply, on inside information.

Photo of Captain Sir Peter Macdonald Captain Sir Peter Macdonald , Isle of Wight

Will my right hon. Friend convey this to Mr. Wendell Willkie?