HC Deb 20 December 1960 vol 632 cc1062-3
41. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Prime Minister whether he will propose to the President-Elect of the United States of America that steps should now be taken to initiate a meeting between the heads of Government of the United States of America, Russia and Great Britain.

The Prime Minister

No doubt when the new Administration in the United States takes office there will be a wide exchange of views with them which will cover such matters. It would not be appropriate for me to say more at the moment.

Mr. Wyatt

Will the Prime Minister bear in mind when he begins his next exercise in Summitry that we shall not get any lasting benefit from a Summit Meeting now unless the Chinese are included? Will he exercise his best endeavours to that end?

The Prime Minister

That is a point to be considered. I notice that the Question omits to mention the French Government, perhaps by accident. France is one of the four Powers responsible for the settlement of the German question and must take part in any discussions of this kind.