HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 c9W
52. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals he is putting to the 18-Nation Disarmament Conference in Geneva, studying the threat of an arms race spreading to the sea bed.

Mr. Mulley

In my speech in Geneva I confirmed Her Majesty's Government's view that this should be considered by the Eighteen Nation Disarmament Committee, as proposed also by the United States and the Soviet Union. The Eighteen Nation Disarmament Committee has just reconvened and detailed proposals on this matter would not, therefore, be appropriate at this stage as I am seeking priority for consideration of other matters.