HC Deb 22 June 1954 vol 529 c234
45. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the subjects to be discussed at his forthcoming meeting with the President of the United States.

The Prime Minister (Sir Winston Churchill)

My talks with the President will be of an informal nature. We shall have no fixed agenda. I hope, however, that we can have an exchange of views on all subjects of major current importance.

Mr. Warbey

As Mr. Dulles appears to have misunderstood the purpose of the visit of the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary, will the Prime Minister make it clear that he is not going to Washington because he regards the Geneva Conference as having been a failure?

The Prime Minister

My proposal to the President that I should go to Washington was made as early as the 20th April, and I think that was before the Geneva Conference had hardly assembled.