HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c111W
53. Mr. Swingler

asked the Prime Minister on what evidence he accepted from the United States Government, and quoted in the British Note to the Soviet Government, the assertion that the RB-47 was never less than 30 miles from the Soviet Coast.

The Prime Minister

The aircraft's flight plan did not take it within fifty miles of Soviet territory at any point. We were ourselves able to determine the position of this aircraft, and we have reliable evidence to show that it did not go within thirty miles of the coast. Our information fully tallied with the United States estimate.