Nuclear Disarmament

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 18th May 2000.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Jenkins of Putney Lord Jenkins of Putney Labour 3:07 pm, 18th May 2000

My Lords, my noble friend is right to say that the Canberra Commission decided in the end not to put forward its proposal for a convention. But, since that time, that matter has been reconsidered. A most remarkable document entitled Security and Survival, emanating originally from the United States although it represents also the views of several other countries, proposes a model for a convention. I suggest that that is sufficiently impressive for the Government seriously to reconsider the question of a convention. Am I wrong in thinking that the Government will agree that in the end a convention will have to take place in order to prevent the disaster which will occur if we have no such agreement among nations?