HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 cc761-2
30. Mr. E. L. Mallalieu

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the necessary conditions of international confidence which would enable him to propose at the United Nations a commission to study the transfer of armaments to a World Security Authority.

Commander Noble

Before we could consider advancing any such proposal, there would need to be a relaxation of international tension and substantial progress in measures of disarmament.

Mr. Mallalieu

Would not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman agree that there is unlikely to be any security felt at any international conference until there is a Security Authority? Would not he take some steps to set about the creation of such an authority?

Commander Noble

I do not think that any country would be able to support an organisation like that unless it felt greater confidence and greater security from some steps in disarmament.