§ 46. Mr. Osborne
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the vulnerability of this country to atomic-bomb attack, he will instruct the Defence Council to 2320 consider the possibility of transferring our armament factories, upon whose output we must depend for security, to the various Dominions, with a proportionately large-scale transfer of population.
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir. I favour a more positive approach to this problem.
§ Mr. Osborne
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that high ranking Service officers are discussing that, and feel that a dozen well-placed bombs could put us at great disadvantage? [Laughter.] I do not see anything funny in that. Is it not the case that the security of this country must depend upon armaments until there is a real world Power?