HC Deb 16 December 1957 vol 580 cc11-2W
63. Mr. Moss

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will propose at the United Nations that all air, space or outer-space above this planet beyond three miles shall be regarded as under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, as far as earth-launched missiles or other contrivances are concerned.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

If the hon. Member has in mind some means by which there might be international control of the type of missile or contrivance using outer space, I would remind him that the Western proposals for disarmament, recently endorsed by the United Nations, provide for joint study of an international inspection system designed to ensure that the sending of objects through outer space will be for exclusively peaceful and scientific purposes.