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Nuclear Tests

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what resolutions were adopted by the Political Committee and General Assembly of the United Nations on the subject of nuclear tests; which delegations voted in favour of each resolution, which against, and which abstained; and what action the United Kingdom took on each.

This information is contained in United Nations documents A/C1/PV1177, 1185 and 1187, and A/PV1043, 1047 and 1049, copies of which are available in the Library.


asked the Lord Privy Seal why the representative of Her Majesty's Government at the United Nations General Assembly voted on 6th November against the resolution on nuclear tests sponsored by the Indian Government.

Her Majesty's Government opposed the resolution calling for an immediate moratorium on testing because they considered that a mere declaration that further tests should not be held would offer no protection and no security,