HC Deb 16 February 1954 vol 523 cc1802-3
28. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for War whether British Forces in Germany are equipped with atomic artillery.

Mr. Head

No, Sir.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Can the right hon. Gentleman say to what extent the Army is still equipped with pre-1945 equipment, and to what extent the equipment is being modernised either in this form or in any other form?

Mr. Speaker

That is quite another question.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Can the Secretary of State for War state whether the forthcoming White Paper on Defence will have any comments to make on this very dangerous development of atomic artillery, and whether it is intended to equip British Forces with it in future?

Mr. Head

I do not think that I should anticipate the White Paper.

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