§ 7. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Minister of Defence if, in view of the need for reducing defence expenditure and the fact that the atom and hydrogen 1899 bombs can destroy large cities and devastate great areas, to what extent he proposes to continue his expenditure on bacteriological weapons.
§ Mr. Sandys
I am at present reviewing the whole of our programme of military research, including work in this sphere.
§ Mr. Hughes
Will the right hon. Gentleman assure us that he will examine this expenditure on bacteriological weapons very carefully? In view of the other weapons of mass destruction, does the right hon. Gentleman think it necessary to continue a programme for poisoning the world as well as blowing it up?