HC Deb 20 October 1943 vol 392 cc1357-8
9. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what Government facilitates and hospitality were accorded to the five United States Senators who recently visited this country?

Mr. Law

The Senators were extended all the facilities and courtesies normally accorded to distinguished visitors to this country. Their visit here was in connection with the United States Forces in this country, but, during their brief stay, various Members of this House were glad to offer them hospitality similar to that enjoyed in Washington by Members of this House during the current year.

Captain Cunningham-Reid

Is the Minister aware that it has been widely stated in America that these Senators were treated by our authorities over here in a somewhat offhand manner; can it be that some of these Senators were, in consequence, somewhat peeved, resulting in some irresponsible outbursts on their part?

Mr. Law

I was not aware of what my hon. and gallant Friend says is reported from America, but I am pretty sure, whatever is being said in America, that the Senators themselves would not say it.

Mr. G. Strauss

Can the Minister say why this visit was called a good will mission?