HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc168-9W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Defence what reasons prevented him from purchasing a supply of the Polaris missile from the United States of America.

Mr. Watkinson

My main task during my recent visit to the United States of America was to arrange for the purchase of Skybolt missiles to maintain the effectiveness of the V-bomber force. It was, and is, too early to decide whether we should seek to buy Polaris missiles.