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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 80

Mr Jacobi asked the Minister for National Development, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to a statement by Mr Yasuhiro Nakasone, the Director of the Japanese Self-Defence Agency, that Australia might be interested in co-operating with Japan and other countries in establishing a uranium enrichment organisation.

(2)   If so, what is the Government's attitude to this proposal.. .

(3)   Have any discussions been held with the Japanese Government on the possibility of 3tich a project.

(4)   Can he say which nations are considering joining such an organisation.

Mr Swartz - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   The Government has not received and consequently has not discussed any oiler to collaborate wilh Japan in establishing a uranium enrichment organisation.

(3)   No.'

(4)   No.

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