HC Deb 23 April 1958 vol 586 c940
15. Colonel Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in which foreign countries British Armed Forces are stationed; and if he will make a statement of Government policy on this matter.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

British Armed Forces are stationed in Germany and Libya with the agreement of the Governments concerned and in pursuance of Her Majesty's Government's international obligations.

Colonel Beamish

Is not the Soviet Union constantly asking for the liquidation of foreign military bases, and is not it clear from that reply that where British Armed Forces are stationed in foreign countries it is invariably at the request of the independent Governments of those countries—[HON. MEMBERS: "What about Suez and Cyprus?"]—whereas more than half a million Soviet troops are stationed in the countries of East and Central Europe against the will of the people?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I think that that is so.

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