HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 cc1902-3
56. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when it is expected that the London Conference on Disarmament will be resumed.

Mr. H. Macmillan

As the hon. Member may be aware, the United Nations Disarmament Sub-Committee resumed its meetings on 3rd May.

Mr. Fletcher

Is it intended that this Conference shall continue to hold meetings after the Dissolution? Will the Minister make known publicly from time to time what progress is being made at the disarmament talks?

Mr. Macmillan

Of course our representative is only one of a number, and although perhaps his convenience might be studied and it might be possible to have a short adjournment, our duty is to go on with the Conference as long as it has any hopes of doing useful work. We must not weary of well-doing just because we have a little private problem of our own.