§ 1. Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why it is that only two men in the American section of the Foreign Office have ever been in the United States of America; and what steps he intends taking to remedy this handicap to Anglo-American understanding?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
Three of the four senior officers of the American Department have had long and intimate experience of the United States. I do not consider, therefore, that Anglo-American understanding is subject to the handicap to which my hon. Friend refers.
§ Mr. Edwards
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this Question is based on a statement made by a well-known writer, and that it has served a useful purpose in obtaining a complete denial from the Minister?