HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 cc7-8W
52. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government regarding the application of President Johnson's proposal, to which Her Majesty's Government have agreed, for a verified freeze on strategic nuclear missiles to the proposed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation multilateral nuclear force provided that such freeze agreement was linked with an agreement for non-dissemination of nuclear weapons.

Mr. P. Thomas

Her Majesty's Government will be very ready to participate in an exploration of President Johnson's proposals for a freeze on strategic nuclear delivery vehicles in the light of the details presented to the Geneva Conference, when the Conference takes up this item. We hope that this exploration will be fruitful. Mr. Rusk has stated that a multilateral force would be protected under the American freeze proposals. The conclusion of an agreement on non-dissemination is, of course, a separate matter.