§ 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 169W 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.