§ 10. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the recent note of Her Majesty's Government delivered to the Polish Government rejecting the Rapacki Plan in its present form, whether it is now their policy not to have further discussions with the Polish Government on the plan prior to a meeting of the proposed Summit Conference.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
The Note to which the right hon. and learned Gentleman refers makes it clear that Her Majesty's 1306 Government do not regard the Polish Government's proposals as offering a solution to the wider issues which they raise. Now that we are engaged in preparatory talks with the Soviet Government which we still hope may lead to a Summit Conference, Her Majesty's Government do not contemplate a separate negotiation with the Polish Government.
§ Mr. Henderson
In view of the Foreign Secretary's statement in a reply two or three weeks ago that Her Majesty's Government were willing to have discussions with the Polish Government either at a Summit Conference or in some other way, and in view of the delay in arranging the Summit Conference, is there not a good deal to be said for having further discussions with the Polish Government preparatory to the wider discussions which will obviously have to take place on this matter at the Summit Conference.