§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to ratify the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (Command Paper No. 6985); and what advantages for world disarmament and to the United Kingdom the Convention provides.
§ Mr. Luard
The Government hope to ratify the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques early next year, after consultation with the Dependent Territories. This convention is a limited but useful arms control measure designed to prevent the development of new methods of warfare which might emerge in the future as man's control of his environment increases.