§ 8. Mr. Martin
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent summary of aims of United States foreign policy was, so far as those portions which include United Nations action are concerned, issued after consultation with His Majesty's Government; and, if so, whether they represent also the policy of His Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Eden
The statement in question was a summary of previous announce- 1412 ments on foreign policy by the United States Administration, and therefore the question of consultation with His Majesty's Government obviously did not arise. The community of aims in the policies of the two Governments has been frequently established, e.g., at the Moscow Conference, with the conclusions of which the statement in question is wholly in accord.
§ Mr. Martin
Has the right hon. Gentleman observed that the Secretary of State has invited Congress to associate itself with the working out, the development and the practical application of these problems, and will he take similar action?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Will not the right hon. Gentleman make it clear that, as far as Europe is concerned, we cannot allow our foreign policy to be dictated by the United States?
§ Mr. McGovern
Has not the time arrived for a clear statement to be made on war aims, so that the people of the country may know what they are really fighting for?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Has the right hon. Gentleman observed the references in the American Press, and reports in this country of what has transpired in the United States in the course of discussions about the American attitude to the French Committee of National Liberation?