§ 43. Mr. Warbey
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what consultations he has had with the United States Government regarding the participation of Spain in Western Defence plans.
§ Mr. Warbey
In any further discussions with the United States Government on this matter, will the right hon. Gentleman represent to the United States the view widely held in this country that any participation of Franco's Government in Western Defence, either through the front door of N.A.T.O. or through the back door, is regarded with abhorrence and makes a mockery of the view of N.A.T.O. that we are fighting for a democratic cause?
§ Mr. Eden
Her Majesty's Government saw no reason for objecting to the conclusion of this arrangement, and, on the 357 contrary, I should have thought that the House would have felt that the existence of other bases besides those in this country would not be entirely disadvantageous to this country.