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Nuclear Explosions

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiative the Government will take to support President Carter's proposal for a ban on all nuclear tests, whether underground or in the atmosphere.

We are studying with interest President Carter's recent statements on the importance of achieving a comprehensive test ban and look forward to detailed proposals. We have consistently stated that the British Government favour such a ban provided that it contains effective verification provisions and that it covers peaceful nuclear explosions.