Oral Answers to Questions — Polaris Submarine Base

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley 12:00 am, 29th November 1960

They were informed and the decision taken was well in accordance with the spirit of Article 3 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which provides that its members by means of continuous and effective self-help and mutual aid, will maintain and develop their individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack. This arrangement seems to be well in the spirit of the Treaty itself. On the last part of the Question, the Government of the United Kingdom are responsible for the defence of all parts of it and retain that responsibility.