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Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has postponed the issue of civilian redundancies at Chatham and Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Blaker

In view of the present emergency there will be no redundancy notices issued at Portsmouth and Chatham in the immediate future. But our general strategy for the future of the dockyards must remain unchanged.

International Atomic Energy Agency that these shall be subject to international safeguards. It is a matter of regret that Argentina has not herself acceded to the nonproliferation treaty and has not ratified the treaty of Tlatelolco for the prohibition of nuclear weapons in Latin America.