• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S HOME SECRETARY, MR HENRY BROOKE, BECAME A BIG TALKING POINT IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) FOLLOWING LORD DENNING'S DISCLOSURE THAT HE AND NOT THE PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD MACMILLAN, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S HOME SECRETARY, MR HENRY BROOKE, BECAME A BIG TALKING POINT IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) FOLLOWING LORD DENNING'S DISCLOSURE THAT HE AND NOT THE PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD MACMILLAN, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY.

    THIS WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOCKS OF THE REPORT FOR POLITICIANS. THEY HAD BELIEVED FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS THAT THE PRIME MINISTER SUPERVISED THE SECURITY FIELD.

    QUESTIONS ON SECURITY IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BY SUCCESSIVE PRIME MINISTERS WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST INDICATION THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED TO THE HOME SECRETARY.

    MR GEORGE WIGG, LABOUR MINISTER, WHO FIRST RAISED THE PROFUMO ISSUE IN PARLIAMENT, SAID MR BROOKE'S ROLE WAS UNKNOWN TO THE OPPOSITION AND ALSO TO HIS OWN COLLEAGUES.

    MR BROKE ENTERED PARLIAMENT IN 1938 AND WAS MINISTER FOR HOUSING FROM 1957 TO '61. HERE HE BECAME CHIEF SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY AND PAYMASTER-GENERAL, TAKING THE HOME SECRETARY POST IN JULY OF LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAOBN4VX7EMS2XHXV8UVVUK6PP
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOBN4VX7EMS2XHXV8UVVUK6PP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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