HC Deb 08 November 1961 vol 648 cc55-6W
71. Mr. Whitlock

asked the Lord Privy Seal what proposals have been made in the United Nations by Her Majesty's Government with a view to the establishment of a new commission under the United Nations for the negotiation of general and complete disarmament under effective controls.

Mr. P. Thomas

None. The Political Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has not yet begun to discuss disarmament.

Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he has taken during the last three months to secure international agreement for multilateral disarmament.

Mr. P. Thomas

We have collaborated with the United States Government in the preparation of their admirable Declaration on Disarmament, and have instructed our delegation to work hard at the forthcoming debates at the United Nations for the resumption of multilateral negotiations and for the adoption of the United States Declaration as one of the basic documents for any resumed negotiations.