§ 69. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now accept the same safeguards for the peaceful use of nuclear equipment as are to be required of non-nuclear weapon countries.
§ 71. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of Her Majesty's Government's decision to apply for membership of Euratom, he will hence-forth oppose the inclusion in a non-proliferation treaty of any proposals which are considered by existing members of the European Economic Community to discriminate between or against them.
§ 79. Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, if he will make a statement on the part played by Her Majesty's Government in preparing the present draft of the proposed non-proliferation treaty.
§ Mr. Mulley
Her Majesty's Government have played a full part in the discussions which we hope will result in the near future in the tabling of an agreed draft non-proliferation treaty at Geneva. My right hon. Friend discussed the outstanding problems during his recent visit to Moscow. There is no conflict between our support for this treaty and our application for membership of the European Communities. It is accepted by all that the treaty must permit the full and free development of civil nuclear technology and that discrimination must be no more than naturally arises from 101W the very nature of a non-proliferation treaty. As my right hon. Friend told the House on 17th April we are considering what we can do to reduce discrimination in the safeguards field.—[Vol. 745, c. 81–3.]