1 July 1936
MR. SKRINE STEVENSON felt that the proposal, in paragraph 4 (a) of Colonel Cawthorn's letter,* that the Middle East Intelligence Centre should be responsible for passing all information about the area to the French, was rather sweeping. He suggested that this proposal should be re-worded to make it clear that the Centre was empowered to give information to the French, but not to disclose sources or opinions, particularly those of British Diplomatic and consular officers. This was generally agreed to.
security poland germany russia codes communications italy england surveillance second world war liaison signals intelligence secrecy coastal defence wireless communications leakage of information joint intelligence sub-committee chiefs of staff foreign office telegraph communications british intelligence organisation intelligence organization frederick beaumont-nesbitt communications interception committee of imperial defence inter-services cooperation code-breaking cyphers telephone communications anglo-french relations joint intelligence sub-committee duties industrial intelligence centre ralph skrine stevenson andrew barnard deputy chiefs of staff anti-aircraft defence middle east intelligence centre