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Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what proposals have been made in the United Nations by Her Majesty's Government with a view to the establishment of a new commission under the United Nations for the negotiation of general and complete disarmament under effective controls.

None. The Political Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has not yet begun to discuss disarmament.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he has taken during the last three months to secure international agreement for multilateral disarmament.

We have collaborated with the United States Government in the preparation of their admirable Declaration on Disarmament, and have instructed our delegation to work hard at the forthcoming debates at the United Nations for the resumption of multilateral negotiations and for the adoption of the United States Declaration as one of the basic documents for any resumed negotiations.