§ VISCOUNT BLEDISLOE
had the following question on the Paper: To ask His 1214 Majesty's Government whether they contemplate any widespread destruction of edible fish, or of fat-yielding whales, as the result of the experimental atomic bombing of old battleships in the Pacific Ocean in the month of May; and whether any means can be devised to prevent such destruction, in view of the serious world shortage of protein food and of fats.
My Lords, I beg to ask the question standing in the name of the noble Viscount, Lord Bledisloe.
§ LORD AMMON
My Lords, His Majesty's Government have no responsibility for the atomic bomb tests which the United-States Government are proposing to carry out in the Pacific; but we are advised that experts who have carefully considered the question are of the opinion that little destruction of fish will occur.