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Missile Tests

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will appoint a small committee to consider how, in the event of complete prohibition of missile tests, a surveillance system of world-wide coverage can be worked out, by using such techniques as aerial photography, radar, airborne infra-red detection, acoustic detection, detection of fuel products, and satellite-based infra-red detection.

No. The suggested studies could better be carried out by an international committee of experts as proposed to the General Assembly of the United Nations last autumn by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.