HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc761-2
45. Mr. Lewis

asked the Prime Minister if he has yet made an approach to the President of the United States of America and Marshal Stalin for three-Power talks on international problems.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Winston Churchill)

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 21st October.

Mr. Lewis

Yes, but is not the Prime Minister aware that that reply, like the former one, is a complete evasion? Is he not aware of the fact that he and his party gained many thousands of votes at the last election by making this promise? Is he not further aware of the fact that the people of this country believe that it would have been better for him to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all? Can he say what made him change his mind within a few weeks of taking office?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Lewis

In view of the Prime Minister's deliberate attempt to refuse to answer, I beg to give notice, Mr. Speaker, that I shall raise this matter on the Adjournment at the earliest opportunity.