§ 4. Mr.RUNCIMAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present position of the negotiations in connection with the proposed pact of guarantee?
Owing to the political situation in France, Belgium and Germany, it has not been possible to make much progress since my statement in this House on the 25th March, and there is nothing at the moment that I can usefully add to that statement.
Is the evacuation of Cologne being postponed until these negotiations are brought forward?
I have already answered that question several times, but I have no objection to repeating the answer. It is in the negative.