HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc1738-9
45. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Prime Minister if he will now take steps to appoint a Minister of Cabinet rank whose sole duty will be to study and implement ways and means of bringing about total world disarmament.

The Prime Minister (Sir Anthony Eden)

No, Sir. I am satisfied that the present arrangements are those best calculated to achieve the results we all desire.

Mr. Hughes

Does the declaration and appeal of the world's greatest scientists not impress the Prime Minister with the urgent need for some Minister to give his undivided attention to this grave and terrible problem?

The Prime Minister

Not only does a Minister give attention to it but the Cabinet gives attention to it. We all have to work according to our own constitutional practice.