HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 c414
43. Mr. George Craddock

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will instruct our representatives or delegates to the United Nations Organisation to press for a deferment of all atom and hydrogen bomb tests for a period of two years, and so enable, in the intervening period, a reassessment of the effect of radio-active particles on life, land, sea, and air.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I have nothing to add to what my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and I said during the foreign affairs debate.

Mr. Craddock

In view of the Prime Minister's promise to support consideration of the deferment or abolition of these tests, can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether the Prime Minister is prepared to take the initiative in causing such a meeting to be held in order to give proper consideration to the matter?

Mr. Lloyd

Having said in answer to the hon. Member's Question that I had nothing to add to what was said in the foreign affairs debate, I think that I should be unwise to add anything in reply to a supplementary question.