HC Deb 13 March 1956 vol 550 cc222-3
46. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether Her Majesty's Government will offer support for the recent official proposals of President Eisenhower that no future production of fissionable material shall be used to increase the stockpiles of explosive weapons.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Anthony Eden)

Yes, Sir. Her Majesty's Government would be very ready to support President Eisenhower's proposal. As the President said, his proposal assumed the satisfactory operation of the air and ground inpection system.

Mr. Henderson

In view of the fact that President Eisenhower's proposal would involve the establishment of international control over all aspects of nuclear production, should it not be extended to include atomic tests? If so, would Her Majesty's Government be prepared on that basis to support such control?

The Prime Minister

I should like to see that Question on the Order Paper. I think that this matter can be and will be very usefully discussed at the Disarmament Conference Sub-Committee which, as the right hon. and learned Gentleman knows, is shortly to meet.