§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary explained 33 the terms of reference of the working group set up to consider the international status of the German Federal Republic on 7th July, in reply to the hon. Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Steward). I am not yet able to say anything in amplification of that statement.
§ Mr. Wade
Could we have an assurance on this point? If a proposal is put forward for granting sovereign rights to the West German Federal Republic before the ratificaion of E.D.C. by France and Italy, will Her Majesty's Government seek a guarantee that this does not necessarily authorise the creation of a purely national German army, with all the dangers that that might entail?