HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 cc1815-6
47. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the nature of the agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States of America for exchange of information about the atomic bomb.

Mr. Mayhew

There is no such agreement, but His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom co-operate with the Canadian and United States Governments in the exchange of information on a limited number of topics related to atomic energy.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

Have the Government informed the United States that, owing to the need for economy in Government expenditure, we propose to cut all expenditure on atom bomb manufacture until the dollar crisis is over?

Air-Commodore Harvey

Did the Minister ask his hon. Friend to withdraw this Question, as he asked me to withdraw my Question a fortnight ago?