HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 c26
46. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Prime Minister what further steps he has taken since 1st November last to secure international agreement for the control of nuclear and atomic weapons.

The Prime Minister

It is the view of Her Majesty's Government that action to this end should be taken through the United Nations. The United Nations Disarmament Sub-Committee, which it is hoped will meet in February, will be considering amongst other suggestions the Anglo-French proposals for a disarmament programme including the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Mr. Hughes

As this is a matter of such enormous and world-wide importance, will the Prime Minister consider issuing a White Paper so that the nation might be informed of what is being done in this very great matter?

The Prime Minister

I am not sure that a White Paper is called for or would be helpful.