HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 cc1402-3
46. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement on the extent to which Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom will co-operate in the working of President Eisenhower's proposed International Atomic Agency.

The Prime Minister

We intend to help all we can President Eisenhower's proposed International Atomic Agency irrespective of what other Governments may decide.

Mr. Henderson

Is it the intention of the Government to take the same line as the recently announced policy of the United States Government, which is to assist other countries in the practical application of atomic research to such matters as cancer research, as well as to industry and farming?

The Prime Minister

I think that that is a matter of some technical detail about which I might have reasonable notice.

Mr. Beswick

Do the Prime Minister's words mean that we are now in direct relation with the Soviet and American Governments on this matter?

The Prime Minister

I do not think it is for us to make any exceptional approach upon the matter. This has been done by the United States, and we have responded to it. Our position is well known. I do not think it is necessary for us to take any special measures.