HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 c617
45. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the rejection by the Preparatory Disarmament Commission of the proposal to interdict the dropping of bombs from aircraft, work on chemical warfare will still continue to be explored by our defence organisations?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. J. Ramsay MacDonald)

I would point out that although the Preparatory Disarmament Commission was unable to accept the proposal for the total abolition of bombing from the air, it did agree to accept a clause forbidding, subject to reciprocity, the use of poison and other gases. In these circumstances, I have nothing to add to my reply to a previous question by the hon. and gallant Member on the 9th July.