§ 47. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the conferences and the North Atlantic Council meetings held in Rome; what were the questions considered; upon which was agreement reached; what appointments have been made to command all Western naval forces in the Atlantic, North Sea and the English Channel; and what are the conditions of appointment.
§ 48. Mr. Eric Fletcher
asked the Prime Minister what conversations the British representatives to the meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Rome have had on the formation of a European army; to what extent they have been asked to contribute to that army; and what is the policy of the Government with regard thereto.
§ 49. Mr. Maurice Edelman
asked the Prime Minister whether he will define the policy of His Majesty's Government towards the creation of a European army.
§ The Prime Minister
I suggest that the hon. Members await the statement which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs will make later on on the political matters involved, and the statement which I will make in the Defence debate on Thursday.