HC Deb 10 July 1957 vol 573 c349
2. Mr. Zilliacus

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the emphasis in the Prime Minister's reply to the Soviet Prime Minister on restoring a state of affairs in Hungary consistent with the United Nations Charter, he will declare his readiness to negotiate for a European settlement, the unification of Germany and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Germany and her neighbours, including Hungary and Poland, on the lines recently proposed by Mr. Krushchev.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Selwyn Lloyd)

No, Sir. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend to his Question on 27th June.

Mr. Zilliacus

If the Government reject the basis of settlement involving an all-European treaty, in which Germany would be unified outside the rival alliances, with foreign forces withdrawn not only from Germany but also from her neighbours, what alternative policy have they to secure the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Hungary and to bring about the unification of Germany? What is the Government's policy on these matters? Have they got any?

Mr. Lloyd

If the hon. Member will refer to the Answer given on 27th June, he will see a statement of our policy.

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