HC Deb 20 May 1974 vol 874 c23W
Mrs. Renee Short

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make representations to the French Minister of Defence about the resumption of nuclear tests in the South Pacific in June in the interests of the inhabitants of British territories in the area.

Mr. Ennals

I have been asked to reply.

We are, of course, totally opposed to nuclear testing in the atmosphere and this is well known to the French Government. Should a test series take place this year Her Majesty's Government will, as in previous years, take appropriate measures for the safety of the inhabitants of British Dependent Territories in the Pacific area.