HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 cc1905-6
3. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Defence the latest instructions he has given to the United Kingdom Representative on the North Atlantic Treaty Council concerning the equitable sharing of manpower and financial burdens of defence between the member States of the Treaty Organisation.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I am not prepared to disclose the confidential instructions which are given on this and other matters to the United Kingdom representative on the North Atlantic Council.

Mr. Swingler

May we know whether any instructions have been given at all?

Mr. Lloyd

The hon. Gentleman can certainly take it for granted that instructions have been given to our representative.

Mr. Swingler

On this matter?

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