§ 64. Mr. A. Edward Davies
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what terms have been agreed with the United States 510 Government on the proposed rearmament expenditure of £3,600 million over the next three years.
§ Mr. J. Edwards
I am unable, at present, to add to the statement which my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made in the Defence debate on 13th September.
§ Mr. Davies
When does my hon. Friend expect to be in a position to give us a reply, so that we may know what are our commitments?
§ Mr. Edwards
I cannot say, but I ask my hon. Friend to appreciate that this rearmament programme involves difficult complicated matters, both technical and economic, and the discussion will, therefore, take time.
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
Is not one of the conditions of help for our rearmament that we should support the proposal for rearming the Germans?