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    THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. DENIS HEALEY, ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) FOR A?

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    THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. DENIS HEALEY, ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) FOR A MEETING OF N.A.T.O. DEFENCE MINISTERS. THE DELEGATES ARE TO DISCUSS COOPERATION IN NUCLEAR PLANNING AND MR. HEALEY TOLD NEWSMEN HE THOUGHT THEY WOULD MAKE GOOD PROGRESS.

    MR. HEALEY LEFT BRITAIN FOR THE MEETING SOON AFTER ATTENDING MINISTERIAL TALKS ON BRITAIN'S DEFENCE WHITE PAPER WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN A FEW DAYS. IN A WRITTEN REPLY TO AN OPPOSITION MEMBER IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS MR. HEALEY SAID THAT BRITAIN'S DECISION ON THE OPTION TO BUY UNITED STATES F-111 FIGHTER BOMBER AIRCRAFT WOULD BE ANNOUNCED IN THE WHITE PAPER. THERE HAD BEEN SPECULATION IN BRITAIN THAT MR. HEALEY WOULD TAKE WITH HIM TO WASHINGTON AN ORDER FOR ABOUT FIFTY OR SIXTY OF THE SWING-WING BOMBERS.

    MR. HEALEY'S LETTER INCLUDED THIRTY-TWO MAJOR ITEMS WHICH HE SAYS BRITAIN HAS BOUGHT OR WILL BUY FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THESE INCLUDE NUCLEAR MACHINERY FOR THE DREADNOUGHT SUBMARINE, POLARIS WEAPONS SYSTEM AND MISSILES, ENGINES FOR WHIRLWIND HELICOPTERS, HILLER HELICOPTERS, PHANTOM AIRCRAFT AND ASSOCIATED AIR-TO-AIR GUIDED MISSILES, AND OTHER AIR-TO-AIR AND AIR-TO-SURFACE MISSILES.

    THE N.A.T.O. TALKS IN WASHINGTON LAST TWO DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1R0CJ3NBTVSXUM1XY4NQUMTDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1R0CJ3NBTVSXUM1XY4NQUMTDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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