§ 32. Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for Air to what extent he is kept informed by the United States Government of the number and location of United States hydrogen bombs stock piled in the United Kingdom.
The arrangements for storage of United States nuclear weapons in the United Kingdom, including the storage locations, are agreed between Her Majesty's Government and the United States Government.
§ Mr. Lipton
How long has the right hon. Gentleman been supplied with that information, bearing in mind that the Prime Minister did not seem to know anything about the H-bomb patrols until the Press reports appeared about the American President's speech? Does the agreement to which the right hon. 1258 Gentleman referred provide for a maximum number of these lethal weapons which can be stored in this country?
Naturally we know where the stocks of these weapons may be deployed because the storage for them was built by the Air Ministry, but we should not expect to be told exactly how many weapons might be kept in any one store at any one time.