HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 cc200-1
58 and 59. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Prime Minister (1) if he now intends to follow up the suggestion that he has made of a non-aggression pact with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;

(2) if he is now prepared to make an agreement with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics guaranteeing that neither country would use the hydrogen bomb against the other.

The Prime Minister

I said before and I still feel that if a non-aggression pact can help to reduce tension, I am in favour of it. But I went on to say that it is deeds not words that matter.

Mr. Davies

I am grateful to the Prime Minister for the first part of his Answer, but on the second question, concerning the use of the hydrogen bomb one against the other, may I ask whether he does not think that the world would breathe a sigh of relief if we in Britain at least tried to make that kind of agreement with any other country in the world? Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that men and women are tired of old men in uniform following stupid cold war policies?

The Prime Minister

I think that what the world wants is to try to create political conditions which will reduce the tension and the danger.