§ 28. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reply has yet been received from the Soviet Government to the inquiries recently addressed to them on the limitation and control of nuclear tests; and whether he will make a statement on the progress of the talks which are being held to secure a special agreement on nuclear tests.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
I regret to say that, as the right hon. and learned Member may have seen from the Press, the response of the Soviet representative in the disarmament discussions to the inquiries and proposals of Her Majesty's Government on nuclear tests has not been encouraging. I hope, however, that this is not their final reply.
§ Mr. Henderson
Could the Foreign Secretary indicate whether it is intended that this committee of scientists should also investigate the question of the detect-ability of tests?