§ 21. Mr. de Freitas
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence what training in atomic warfare British officers will receive from American officers in the United States Zone of Germany.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence (Mr. Nigel Birch)
A series of courses in the tactical use of atomic weapons is being conducted by the United States authorities for N.A.T.O. commanders and staff officers.
§ Mr. de Freitas
Is the Parliamentary Secretary sure that these courses are not largely a waste of time, since the American officers are prevented by their law from passing on to their allies a great deal of the atomic warfare information?
§ Mr. Birch
There are restrictions imposed by the United States Atomic Energy Act, but I am advised that these courses are proving of great value.