HC Deb 04 May 1959 vol 605 c23
38. Mr. Healey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what official information he has received from the West German Government of a conversation between Dr. Schaeffer, Minister of Justice in the German Federal Republic, and General Mueller, of the East German army, regarding German reunification.

Mr. R. Allan

None, Sir.

Mr. Healey

Will the Joint Under-Secretary of State say whether the Government have any unofficial information of these conversations? Will he inform the German Government that, while we have no objection to contacts of this type between the regimes of the two German States, we cannot agree that the West German Government should demand of their Allies standards of conduct in this repect totally different from those which they observe?

Mr. Allan

The answer to the first part of the supplementary is, No, Sir. We have not had an approach, official or unofficial.

Mr. Healey

I asked whether the Government had had information, not approaches.