§ 6. Mr. G. Strauss
asked the Prime Minister whether he can now say when the British Ambassador will return to Moscow?
§ Mr. Strauss
Do not the Government appreciate that it is the height of folly not to have an Ambassador there in present circumstances?
§ Mr. Butler
The hon. Member can be assured that my Noble Friend has the importance of this matter very much in mind, in conjunction with the consideration which is now being given to the proposal made by the Soviet Union on the subject of trade exchanges between our two countries. We have an able representative in Moscow, but the importance of having our Ambassador there is fully appreciated.