HC Deb 10 April 1962 vol 657 cc1135-6
Q5. Mr. H. Wilson

asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a position to make a statement about the prospects of holding a high-level conference with the President of the United States and the Chairman of the Praesidium of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to discuss outstanding questions concerning nuclear and conventional disarmament.

Q7. Mrs. Castle

asked the Prime Minister whether he will now renew his offer to Mr. Khrushchev, made on 3rd September, 1961, that an agreement should be negotiated between the Governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom and the United States of America not to conduct any more nuclear tests in the atmosphere, such an agreement to be policed by exiting methods of detection without additional controls

Q9. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the impasse reached on the Geneva subcommittee of the Governments possessing nuclear weapons, he will propose to Mr. Khrushchev and President Kennedy that an international committee of scientists be appointed without delay to report on the most effective system of verification of tests in cases of doubt or dispute.

The Prime Minister

I would ask right hon. and hon. Members to await the statement which I propose to make at the end of Questions.