HC Deb 12 July 1954 vol 530 c32
62. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the terms of reference of the Anglo-American Study Group on Germany.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I would refer to the reply given on 7th July by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Steward).

Mr. Warbey

Why was this body set up with such indecent haste, when M. Mendes-France was preoccupied with other important matters? Could it not have waited until 21st July, by which time it would have been possible for France to participate in the discussion?

Mr. Lloyd

The hon. Gentleman asked the terms of reference, and those have been given. With regard to the timing, it is highly desirable that such a body should get to work quickly.

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