HC Deb 04 December 1956 vol 561 cc100-1W
48. Mr. Mason

asked the Prime Minister when Her Majesty's Government intend to test a hydrogen bomb; and whether he will give an assurance that there will be no subsequent tests.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister explained on 7th June that Her Majesty's Government were undertaking a series of nuclear tests in the megaton range during the first half of next year. It would not be right for me to give the assurance for which the hon. Gentleman asks.