HC Deb 01 November 1954 vol 532 cc5-6W
73. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further action he is taking to secure consideration by the United Nations of the widespread effect of nuclear weapon experiments by any country, including the probable genetic consequences of radio-activity through nuclear weapon experimentation.

Mr. Nutting

The United Kingdom has sponsored a Resolution, now adopted by the General Assembly's First Committee, calling for further private talks between the five Powers that were represented in the London discussions on disarmament during the summer. I am sure that all members of the Disarmament Sub-Committee are fully conscious of the grave problems created by nuclear weapons and we shall continue to work for a satisfactory agreement for the international control of these weapons.