HC Deb 07 March 1962 vol 655 cc65-6W
48. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for Air what research has been carried out into the effect of sun-spots on weather; and whether the recently observed large sun-spots are expected to influence weather conditions adversely in the near future.

Mr. Amery

There has been considerable research over many years into a possible connection between sun-spots and the weather.

The results have been conflicting and no definite relationship has been established.

I would hesitate therefore to predict whether recently observed sun-spots are likely to influence our weather one way or the other.

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