HC Deb 25 January 1954 vol 522 c1436
20. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the four-Power conference on air safety which has been taking place in Berlin.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave the right hon. and learned Gentleman on 23rd November.

Mr. Henderson

The reply to which the hon. Gentleman has referred gave no information at all. As this conference first met nine months ago can the Minister say what are the difficulties which seem to be standing in the way of agreement?

Mr. Dodds-Parker

As the right hon. and learned Gentleman knows, this is a highly technical subject. The last meeting was to have been held in December, but was postponed. We hope that those concerned have been celebrating Christmas, apart from anything else.