HC Deb 08 December 1978 vol 959 c98W
25. Mr. James Lamond

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if his Department has made any study of the effects on employment in the United Kingdom if the targets set out in the final document issued by the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament were achieved.

Mr. Golding:

No. But the Government are participating in a United Nations study on the relationship between disarmament and development. This will examine, amongst other things, the economic and social effects of the implementation of disarmament measures. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said to the United Nations special session on disarmament, one aspect of the study in which we are particularly interested is the problem of converting arms production facilities to civil purposes.

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