HC Deb 15 November 1960 vol 630 cc22-3W
45. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the rapid pace of change in military technology and bacteriological warfare methods, which are involving the great Powers in an expensive and dangerous arms race, he will set up a disarmament research organisation to integrate records of developments in all military fields, and to formulate plans for controlling and reducing them by international agreement.

The Prime Minister

As I told the House on 28th June, I believe that such investigations must be done multi-laterally to be of value.

This was one of the considerations I had in mind when I proposed at the United Nations an International Committee of Experts to examine the problems of disarmament control.