HC Deb 30 May 1951 vol 488 cc193-4
21. Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is his intention to make a statement on the results of his recent visit to Germany.

Mr. H. Morrison

I undertook my recent visit to Germany with the idea of familiarising myself with the present situation and with current problems in that country. I wished also to make personal contact with the Federal Chancellor and other prominent figures in German public life, including the leader of the Social Democratic Party and representatives of the trades unions.

I also carried with me an invitation from His Majesty's Government to Dr. Adenauer to visit the United Kingdom during the summer, which I am glad to say he has accepted. I am convinced that this direct contact with German leaders and problems will be of great value to me in the future discharge of my duties as Foreign Secretary.