Apparently, the fact that you needed to know was not known at the time that the now known need to know was known, therefore those that needed to advise and inform the Home Secretary perhaps felt the information he needed as to whether to inform the highest authority of the known information was not yet known and therefore there was no authority for the authority to be informed because the need to know was not, at that time, known or needed. – Derek Fowlds (as Bernard Woolley) who celebrates his 79th birthday today.
On September 2:
1666 The Great fire of London started.
1752 Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar.
1937 Derek Fowlds, the English actor who played Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister, was born.
1945 Vietnam declared its independence.
1960 Peter Snell won a gold medal in the 800 metres and Murray Halberg won the gold in the 5000m race at the Rome Olympics.