Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th January 1988.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 14th January 1988

We believe that a private Member's Bill is not the appropriate way to secure changes in this difficult and sensitive area affecting the nation's security, especially when a revisionary Bill affecting section 2 of the Official Secrets Act started its journey in the other place in 1979 but did not secure passage there. I remind the right hon. Gentleman that we need no lessons in security from him.