HC Deb 01 February 1960 vol 616 cc633-4
57. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent the discussions at the proposed Summit Conference will be confined to European problems.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. D. Ormsby-Gore)

It has been agreed that there should be no formal agenda for the Summit Conference, but I am sure that the discussions will not be limited to European problems.

Mr. Shinwell

If the discussions are not to be limited to European problems and if, by any Chance, problems which concern Asia or some other part of the globe should be placed on the agenda, are we to understand that representatives of Commonwealth countries will be invited to attend and to take part in the proceedings?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I said to the right hon. Gentleman that there was not to be a formal agenda, so there is no question of placing certain subjects on the agenda. If discussions take place about other parts of the world and involve the position of other countries, obviously no decision taken on those matters could possibly be carried out without getting the approval of the countries concerned.

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