§ 9. Mr. Blaker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement about the recent discussions between British and Soviet officials on advances in the methods of detecting underground nuclear tests by seismological techniques.
§ Mr. George Brown
These talks were directed to establishing a clear understanding of the exact stage that has been reached in the use of seismic techniques in the Soviet Union and the West. I followed up these talks in Washington and we now hope to proceed to further talks with the Russians and our American allies on this subject.
§ Mr. Blaker
Now that these talks have taken place, is it still the view of the Government that any treaty to ban underground nuclear tests must include some provision for on-site inspection?