HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 c1975
The Prime Minister

Mr. Speaker, with your permission and that of the House, I will make a short statement.

As the House will be aware, the discussions which have been taking place between Her Majesty's Government and the Soviet leaders have been concluded. The results of the talks will be embodied in a statement which will be published early tomorrow.

For the convenience of the House the statement will be laid as a White Paper, which will be available when the House meets tomorrow morning.

Mr. Gaitskell

Am I right in assuming that the Prime Minister will not be able to make a statement in the House tomorrow morning, because he will be seeing the Soviet leaders off at that time?

The Prime Minister

Yes. I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman. That will be so. In fact, I shall not have a statement to make, because all I have to say at present is in the document. Much the best way of proceeding from the Parliamentary point of view is to give hon. Members a full opportunity of considering the document, which is not short, and then, if a debate is required, there can be discussions through the usual channels.