HC Deb 20 December 1954 vol 535 c2423
41. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give an assurance that any convention for the reduction of armaments, whether nuclear or conventional, will involve a reduction in the armed forces to be maintained in Western Germany under the Paris Agreements.

Mr. Turton

Her Majesty's Government consider that any international disarmament treaty should include provisions covering, among other things, major reductions in all armed forces. It is too soon to give any commitment as to the location of the armed forces remaining when the treaty has been put into effect.