Hon. Howard C. Green (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):
There is no doubt that the question of nuclear tests will be raised. There are to be preliminary discussions on that point among the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet union commencing on Monday, and there probably will be subsequent discussions in the disarmament committee itself. But I think it would be unwise for Canada to insist that this question of nuclear tests must be settled before the committee undertakes any discussion of the broader question of disarmament.
We shall be doing our best in the general field of disarmament to bring about an end to nuclear tests, but I do not think there should be a rigid dividing line between the discussions on these two subjects, such as the Leader of the Opposition would appear to be suggesting.
Sub-subtopic: PRIORITY OF AGREEMENT ON NUCLEAR TESTS