§ 5. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will instruct the representative of Her Majesty's Government on the United Nations Disarmament Sub-Committee to propose that its meetings be held in public.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
No, Sir. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution of November, 1953, which suggested the establishment of the Sub-Committee, recommended that it should work in private. I believe on the whole that that is the better method.
§ Mr. Henderson
Even though it may be desirable to have the sittings in private, does not the Foreign Secretary agree that it might be most advantageous if publicity could be given to the major policy proposals which may be made by the Governments represented at the Conference?
§ Mr. Beswick
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman accept the suggestion which he accepted in the case of the previous two series of sittings—that the verbatim reports of the Sub-Committee should be published after the series is over?