N.A.T.O. (Special Science Committee)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd April 1958.

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Photo of Mr John Stonehouse Mr John Stonehouse , Wednesbury 12:00 am, 2nd April 1958

asked the Minister of Defence what representatives Her Majesty's Government have on the Special Science Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Paris; to what extent the hazards of radiation from the experimentation with nuclear weapons are being discussed; and with what results.

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham

The United Kingdom has one representative on this Committee. It has not discussed radiation hazards.

Photo of Mr John Stonehouse Mr John Stonehouse , Wednesbury

Will this Special Science Committee be discussing the scientific limitations of tactical atomic arms, and will it have access to the results of the mock atomic war which the United States Seventh Army has just conducted?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham

Perhaps the hon. Member would put that question on the Order Paper.