HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 c1050
5. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have received assurances from the United States Government, similar to the assurances given by the United States Government to Norway and Pakistan, that no reconnaissance flights over Soviet territory or Eastern Europe will be made in future by United States aircraft from bases in Great Britain.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to previous answers on this subject, and, in particular, to that given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 12th July.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Do we understand from that reply that we have had such an assurance from the United States?

Mr. Lloyd

No. What the right hon. Gentleman may take from the reply is that we are satisfied with the assurance which has been given by the President of the United States.