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Tam Dalyell on Cecil Parkinson

Title
Tam Dalyell on Cecil Parkinson
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Jan 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:02:45
Description
Labour MP, Tam Dalyell believes that Conservative MP, Cecil Parkinson should be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for passing on highly sensitive information about recent War Cabinet discussions, as recorded in a book by Sara Keays. Dalyell compares the case with that of Clive Ponting and himself - Ponting was arraigned before the Old Bailey for passing Dalyell old, unclassified information. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Tam Dalyell
Keywords
Books; Authors; Government; War; Right to information; State security; Cecil Parkinson; Clive Ponting; Tam Dalyell; Cabinet ministers; Official Secrets Act; A Question of Judgement; Sara Keays

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