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Geneva Conference On Nuclear Tests

Volume 640: debated on Monday 15 May 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the Soviet proposal at the Geneva Test Conference for a tripartite control would give each of the three members the power of veto; and whether the tripartite control would be acceptable to Her Majesty's Government if it were to operate by majority decision.

The Answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes" and to the second "No".


asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will now make a personal approach to Mr. Khrushchev concerning the deadlock in the conference on the ending of nuclear weapon tests.

There is nothing I can usefully add to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey) on 4th May.