HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 c557
5. Mr. Gordon Walker

asked the Minister of Defence what is now the policy of Her Majesty's Government regarding the period for which Thor missiles are to be retained in this country.

Mr. Thorneycroft

We have decided that the arrangements under which Thor missiles are stationed in this country should be brought to an end during the course of next year.

Mr. Gordon Walker

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that information will be very widely welcomed, at least on this side of the House, as it is something we have urged on the Government for a long time? We are very glad indeed that the Government have come to this conclusion.