§ 100. Mr. Mendelson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has recently made to the United States Government for experimental study of the creation of a multilateral nuclear force; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. H. Fraser
I presume the hon. Gentleman is referring to the recent presentation to the Paris Working Group of our ideas on the mixed-manning, joint ownership and multilateral control of land-based nuclear weapon systems. All the countries interested in studying, without commitment, the proposal for a multilateral force are represented in the Group, including the United States. The Working Group agreed that our ideas should be studied in detail and the M.L.F. Military Sub-Group, suitably composed, is now meeting in London for this purpose.