§ 47. Mr. C. Johnson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what initiative he is taking in establishing a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Institute for Science and Technology, in conjunction with the working party set up by the Council of the National Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
§ Mr. Denzil Freeth
In the view of Her Majesty's Government a single unitary international institute of this kind is undesirable, and any international institute should be more broadly based than on the N.A.T.O. Alliance. Her Majesty's Government put forward alternative proposals for discussion last May and arranged informal meetings between British, French and American scientists in London thereafter. These discussions did not: produce an alternative scheme126W which could be put forward, with the support of the three Governments as a basis for wider discussion.