HC Deb 07 May 1962 vol 659 cc5-6W
54. Mr. John Hall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he is satisfied that the proposed explosion of a hydrogen bomb by the United States of America in the region of the Van Allen radiation belts will not result in the irreparable disruption of these belts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. Thompson

I have been asked to reply.

My noble Friend the Minister for Science does not feel that the evidence at his disposal entitles him to predict the extent or duration of any effects on the Van Allen belts of the proposed test.

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