HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 c1325
16. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Education, as representing the Minister for Science, to what extent there is co-operation between the United Kingdom and Canada in matters affecting research and development in the field of atomic energy; and if he will make a statement.

Sir D. Eccles

There has always been very close co-operation with Canada on atomic research and development. Meetings and exchanges of staff and information between our people and the Canadians, take place constantly.

Mr. Woodburn

Is the Minister aware that an Agreement has recently been signed between Canada and Euratom from which we seem to be excluded? Will it not be serious if we keep out of Europe, in order to retain the Commonwealth contact, and Canada and other Commonwealth countries unite with Europe and leave us out in the cold?

Sir D. Eccles

We already have our Agreement with Euratom. I am not aware that the Canadians have one on any different footing, but I will make inquiries.