HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 cc343-4
5. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any further statement to make on the discussions which recently took place at The Hague under Article III of the Brussels Treaty.

Mr. Mayhew

My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to make a statement on the discussions at this recent meeting.

Mr. Lindsay

But are we to understand that this conference took place at The Hague over the removal of restrictions, and that there is nothing to report? It is an important subject.

Mr. Mayhew

The conference was held, and made some recommendations, but those have still to be considered by the Permanent Commission. When the Permanent Commission has considered them, a statement will be made.