Oral Answers to Questions — Disarmament

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd November 1965.

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Photo of Lord  Balniel Lord Balniel , Hertford 12:00 am, 22nd November 1965

I welcome the Government's intention but is it not rather regrettable that at the Geneva Conference the British Government neither presented their own draft treaty to the Conference nor were they prepared to sponsor the American draft treaty? In view of the smallness of the difference between the United States and ourselves, surely it was a pity that we could not reach agreement on a mutually agreed text.