HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 c413W
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.