§ 13. Mr. Blackburn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any political conditions have been attached to the proposals for the European Recovery Programme made by the American Secretary of State to His Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Bevin
No proposals have been made to His Majesty's Government by the United States Secretary of State. An Economic Co-operation Bill, based on proposals made to Congress by Mr. Marshall, was reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate last week. It contained no political conditions.
§ Mr. Blackburn
Has my right hon. Friend anything to say about the allegation by Mr. Wallace that our steel nationalisation programme has been definitely postponed under American pressure, which allegation will be received with acclaim by Communists and crypto-Communists in this country?
§ Mr. Platts-Mills
Can the House be informed whether the Question or the answer, or both, were framed by Mr. Marshall?