HC Deb 08 December 1960 vol 631 cc1437-8
41. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Prime Minister what progress has bean made with his proposals for technical studies of the problem of disarmament; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

At this stage I have nothing to add to what I told the House in reply to Questions on 17th November.

Mr. Mayhew

In view of the rather disappointing reaction to the Prime Minister's proposals, may I ask him whether he has discussed with one or two leading uncommitted countries the possibility of presenting his proposals again in a slightly different form?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. This matter is now under discussion in the United Nations. I am still hopeful that we shall get a favourable reaction to the proposals which I made.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Will the right hon. Gentleman instruct his experts to prepare detailed plans on disarmament matters for submission to whatever committee of experts may be set up?

The Prime Minister

I will certainly consider that.

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