Oral Answers to Questions — Bahamas (Guided-Missiles Range)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr John Platts-Mills Mr John Platts-Mills , Finsbury 12:00 am, 26th October 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is now in a position to make a statement on the negotiations with the United States Government for the establishment of guided-missile checking stations in the Bahamas.

Mr. Creech Jones:

I cannot add to the replies given to the hon. Member on 25th May, and 20th July.

Photo of Mr John Platts-Mills Mr John Platts-Mills , Finsbury

As these discussions about guided-missile bases have been going on since the spring of 1948, would it not be the simplest thing if we abandoned them; and as it is quite obvious that if we ever allow war to start all the missiles, guided or unguided, will land in Britain, is it not time we stopped those who want to start a war?

Mr. Creech Jones:

That is another matter.