HC Deb 10 February 1960 vol 617 cc435-6
7. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Defence if he will reduce this year's Forces Estimates by £400 million, in view of the effect that such a reduction will have in helping those in depressed conditions at home and abroad, re-equipping industry, relaxing international tension and encouraging similar arms cuts in other countries.

Mr. Watkinson

No, Sir.

Mr. Allaun

Which policy involves the greater risk—an arms cut or an intensification of the arms race?

Mr. Watkinson

No doubt the hon. Gentleman will have an opportunity to debate the matter later today.

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