HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 c1949
9. Mr. Peyton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the security arrangements for the present visit to this country by Marshal Bulganin and Mr. Khrushchev.

Major Lloyd-George

No, Sir; it would not be in the public interest to make such a statement.

Mr. Peyton

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that, while there is very great appreciation of their courtesy and of the efficient way in which the police have been carrying out their strange, unaccustomed and difficult duties, it would be as well to feel that in any future event such as this there will be a much nearer approximation to the normal British arrangements than what we have had to put up with during the past week?

Major Lloyd-George

It can be truly said that if precautions are successful they are inclined to be excessive and if they are not it is the other way round. I am sure that my hon. Friend will appreciate that it would hardly be of value to disclose what the security arrangements are.