§ 58. Mr. Zilliacus
asked the Prime Minister whether the statement by the Minister of Defence at Canberra on 20th August to the effect that, since it was impossible to defend this country against nuclear attack, the Government had decided not to attempt the impossible and to confine itself to trying to defend our bomber bases, represented the policy of the Government.
§ The Prime Minister
My right hon. Friend's statement was completely in accordance with the policy set out in paragraphs 12 to 17 of the Defence White Paper issued in April.