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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1957.

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Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 31st July 1957

The right hon. Gentleman has asked me to confer with my right hon. Friend, which I will willingly do. [HON. MEMBERS: "Confirm."] I will both confer and confirm with my right hon. Friend. I cannot divest Her Majesty's Government of all interest in what is published, because of the national interest, nor should I divest the Privy Councillors of the responsibility of publishing what they think is right.