HC Deb 12 May 1948 vol 450 c2117
44. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Minister of Defence whether he is satisfied that adequate progress is being made in the development of the most modern types of weapon.

The Minister of Defence (Mr. A. V. Alexander)

Yes, Sir. As was made clear in the Statement Relating to Defence, 1948 (Command 7327), research and development continue to receive the highest priority in the defence field, and all types of modern weapons, including atomic weapons, are being developed.

Mr. Jeger

Can the Minister give any further information on the development of atomic weapons?

Mr. Alexander

No. I do not think it would be in the public interest to do that.

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