HC Deb 15 March 1955 vol 538 cc1125-6
52. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister if he will publish in a White Paper the text of his letter of 12th January to the former Prime Minister of France concerning the ratification of the Paris Agreements.

Major Anstruther-Gray

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, had not the hour struck before this Question was asked.

Mr. Speaker

I think it was just striking when I called the hon. Member's Question.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to my remarks on this subject in the debate yesterday.

Mr. Warbey

In the meantime, in view of the fact that M. Pinet has already quoted extracts from that letter, can the right hon. Gentleman confirm that he took the opportunity to threaten that, if France did not quickly ratify the Paris Agreements, her place would be left empty in international conferences?

The Prime Minister

I do not think it is a very well-chosen moment to put so crudely a statement the actual facts of which will in due course be communicated to the House.