§ 63. Mr. Warbey
asked the Minister of Defence what instructions he has issued on the development of chemical, biological and radiological weapons with a view to their use as a deterrent or in actual warfare.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
It would not be in the public interest to disclose information of this kind concerning the defence research and development programme.
§ Mr. Warbey
Has the right hon. and learned Gentleman's attention been called to an announcement by the American Army Secretary calling for the development of these new horrifying weapons without inhibitions, partly on the ground that they destroy human lives without destroying property? Will he give an assurance that that does not represent the policy of Her Majesty's Government.