§ 30. Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the Government's reaction to President Brezhnev's proposal regarding a worldwide ban on the development of the neutron bomb and similar weapons.
§ Mr. Mulley
We share President Carter's view that this proposal is insufficient. The enhanced radiation weapon is designed specifically to counter the Warsaw Pact build-up of tanks and armour. We do not pose a similar problem for the Warsaw Pact and consequently it has no need for such a weapon. We are looking for restraint in its build-up of arms and forces, which cause us genuine concern.