§ 52. Mr. Healey
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will now make a statement on his discussions with other Governments concerning proposals to be put forward by the Western Governments at the 10-Power Committee on Disarmament.
§ The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Robert Allan)
Yes, Sir. Five-Power agreement was reached on a Western Plan for comprehensive disarmament. The text of this Plan will be published as a White Paper.
§ Mr. Healey
Can the Joint Undersecretary explain why the ban on tests of atomic weapons does not figure anywhere in the Western Plan for disarmament? Can he assure the House that it 1300 is still the policy of Her Majesty's Government to reach such an agreement with the Soviet Union and the United States and to seek the adherence of other members of United Nations at the earliest possible moment?
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Will the Joint Under-Secretary of State propose to his right hon. and learned Friend that in the White Paper should be included the text of what the Foreign Secretary said in the United Nations Assembly last September?