HC Deb 18 May 1966 vol 728 c257W
85. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how the measurements of the temperature of the Atlantic this month compare with those of similar periods in 1959 and 1965: and what conclusions he draws about the warmth of this coming summer as compared with 1959 and 1965.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

This year, as in 1959 and 1965 there has been unusually cold water off Newfoundland, but on this occasion it extends further east. But as the summer of 1959 was hot and dry and that of 1965 was cool and wet no valid deduction about the forthcoming summer can be made from this factor alone.