HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c2W
40. Mr. Baird

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action he is taking to protest to the French Government about the dangers of radioactive fall-out likely to arise from the testing of a French hydrogen bomb in the Sahara, in view of the consequent dangers of radioactive dust falling out over territories for which Her Majesty's Government are responsible.

Mr. Profumo

The French Government have stated that their test—which will be of an atomic, not a hydrogen, bomb—will be held in such a way as to cause no damage to health in neighbouring territories.

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