§ 17. Mr. Lubbock
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will now publish an account of the scientific and other factors which determine the number of on-site inspections thought necessary by Her Majesty's Government as part of a test ban agreement.
§ Mr. Lubbock
Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that on 29th May he told me that the data were not readily presented in the form of a White Paper and that the inference which I drew from that—the inference which anyone would have drawn—was that they were present able in some other form? This is what I am now seeking; that the data should be presented in a form which the right hon. Gentleman may decide.
§ Mr. Heath
I do not think that that was a justifiable inference from my reply. I explained that there were a number of reasons why this information could not readily be published. I 18 explained that other factors came into it as well as the scientific data which is available in trying to reach a test ban agreement. As we are now negotiating a test ban agreement, it might be best if we leave the matter there and see what happens.