HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 c1119
45. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements have been made for joint consultations to be held between the Foreign and Defence Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the recently established Pacific Council.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Winston Churchill)

No such arrangements have been made.

Mr. Henderson

Does the Prime Minister not agree that, in view of the fact that both the N.A.T.O. agreement and the Pacific Pact are regional arrangements, authorised by the United Nations Charter for the maintenance of peace, it is vitally important that the closest possible consultation should take place at Ministerial level between the Governments concerned in both these regional arrangements? Will he not make representations to the Governments of the countries concerned so as to ensure that these consultations should take place?

The Prime Minister

I will consider the suggestion.