HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 cc379-80
Mr. H. Butler

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I desire to present a Petition from the citizens of the Borough of Hackney, which has been signed by approximately 9,600 residents, including the civic dignitaries, the Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress, leading people of religious thought, trade unionists, housewives and people who are concerned.

And the Petition Sheweth that the future of all the peoples of the world including our own British people is endangered by nuclear weapons and that every fresh explosion of a bomb increases the danger both to people now alive and to those yet unborn. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that the honourable the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should immediately propose the abolition of nuclear bomb tests through international agreement and any further tests should be deferred until an answer has been received from interested Governments. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. In view of the fact that I have read the Petition, I do not propose to ask the learned Clerk to read it again.

To lie upon the Table.

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