§ 43. Mr. Warbey
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the right of an all-German Government, before and after the conclusion of a peace treaty enabling it to enter into associations compatible with the principles and purposes of the United Nations, to enter into a defensive military alliance with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or any other East European country.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
As I said in my reply to the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Swingler) on 10th February:An all-German Government should be free, both before and after the conclusion of a Peace Treaty, to enter into associations compatible with the principles and purposes of the United Nations."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 10th February, 1954; Vol. 523, c. 124.]We have not asked that a united Germany should only be free to enter into associations with Western countries.
§ Mr. Warbey
Since the proposals put forward by the Foreign Secretary make it possible at some future time—or would make it possible—for the German Government to ally with the Soviet Union, may I ask whether the right hon. and learned Gentleman has considered the dangers which might arise for this country from such a situation?