HC Deb 03 March 1952 vol 497 cc30-1
49. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister how far the agreement with President Truman, that there should be joint consultation before American atom bombers should operate from bases in Britain, applies to British air bases outside Britain.

The Prime Minister

As was stated in the communiqué issued in Washington on 9th January, the agreement between President Truman and myself on this point applies to bases in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hughes

Does not the Prime Minister agree that the same considerations should prevail about Cyprus, where the people are equally concerned about what an atom bomb raid might do to them?

The Prime Minister

I thought my answer dealt with that, because I said that the agreement applied to bases in the United Kingdom.