Atomic Device (Monte Bello Tests)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th June 1956.

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Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire 12:00 am, 4th June 1956

How much money has been spent on these tests? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is repeatedly stressing the fact that we need less Government expenditure and are in an economic crisis? How does the explosion of devices in the Monte Bello Islands assist the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his present dilemma?