§ 45. Mr. Warbey
asked the Prime Minister to what extent he consulted the Governments of the United States of America and France before reaching agreement with Mr. Khrushchev that the Berlin situation should be settled by negotiation.
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)
As is made clear by the Notes sent by the three Governments to the Soviet Union on 31st December, all the Allies agree that the Berlin situation should be settled by negotiation.
§ Mr. Warbey
In view of the hostile reactions in some Western capitals to the proposals outlined in the Anglo-Soviet communiqué, will the Prime Minister make clear that he stands firmly by the principle that the problems of Germany and Berlin and European security can, and must, be settled by negotiations based on mutual concessions?
§ The Prime Minister
I know of no hostile reaction, and I am better placed to analyse it than the hon. Gentleman.