HC Deb 24 March 1964 vol 692 c76W
013. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister what consideration Her Majesty's Government had given to placing the British nuclear deterrent in a common pool.

Q14. Mr. Grimond

asked the Prime Minister what are the conditions in which the United Kingdom would relinquish final control over strategic nuclear weapons.

15. Mr. Swingler

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding the circumstances under which Great Britain might abandon the policy of maintaining independent nuclear power; and what are the conditions under which he is prepared to put this policy into effect.

16. Mr. Wigg

asked the Prime Minister in what circumstances Her Majesty's Government would reverse the policy of retaining independent nuclear power; and whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT particulars of the United Kingdom nuclear armaments to which Her Majesty's Government have given consideration, with a view to placing them under the control of international organisations.

The Prime Minister

The policy of Her Majesty's Government is to retain ultimate control over our own nuclear weapons. It is impossible at present to foresee the circumstances in which such a policy would be changed.