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International Atomic Agency

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the progress of discussions on President Eisenhower's proposal to establish an international atomic agency.


asked the Prime Minister what proposals he made to President Eisenhower, in Washington, about further action to establish an international atomic pool, in the light of the Soviet Government's refusal to continue discussions on the original United States proposal

In discussion with President Eisenhower, we noted with disappointment that the Russians had not agreed to join in the scheme which the President had proposed for international development of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. We agreed, however, that the invitation to the Russians should be left open. Meanwhile consideration would be given to the question of putting the President's plan into effect, even without Soviet participation.

In view of the fact that the President made his proposals more than eight months ago, cannot the Prime Minister give an indication when it is likely that an announcement will be made establishing the agency?

I think what the right hon. and learned Gentleman has said shows very clearly why I am not able to give any precise indication.