HC Deb 24 March 1952 vol 498 c35
Mr. Eden

I was able to take the opportunity of the meetings in Paris to consult with representatives of the French and U.S. Governments about the Soviet Government's recent Note, proposing a peace treaty for Germany.

M. Schuman, the United States Ambassador to France and I also discussed the matter with the German Federal Chancellor.

We found that our four Governments were in full agreement. I hope that the reply will be delivered to the Soviet Government very shortly.

Mr. A. Fenner Brockway

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the terms of the reply to the Soviet Union are likely to be made public?

Mr. Eden

I think it is right and also polite—though it is not always done—that this note should be delivered to the Soviet Government before any question of publication arises. I would rather stick to that formula.

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