§ 48. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Prime Minister his intentions regarding further British hydrogen-bomb test explosions this spring.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I have been asked to reply.
I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Swingler) on Tuesday, 21st January.
§ Mr. Allaun
As that answer told us nothing, and since the 157 sessions of the London disarmament talks failed to reach agreement on a single point, does not the right hon. Gentleman feel that it would be a magnificent augury for the proposed summit talks if Britain announced unilaterally the suspension of further tests? Would not this break the vicious circle and show our country's true greatness?
§ Mr. Butler
It was no fault of ours that our disarmament proposals were not accepted. I would not be prepared, prior to general acceptance, to give the unilateral acceptance for which the hon. Gentleman asks.