HC Deb 24 March 1960 vol 620 c668
41. Mr. Cronin

asked the Prime Minister what representations he has made to General de Gaulle as to the desirability of achieving more satisfac-tary arrangements between the Common Market and the European Free Trade Association.

The Prime Minister

As the hon. Member knows, my correspondence and conversations with President de Gaulle are confidential.

Mr. Cronin

Whilst fully understanding the necessity for these conversations being confidential, will the Prime Minister bear in mind that the imminent implementation of the Hallstein Plan is a severe threat to British trade? Will he, therefore, give this matter his careful personal attention?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir, I can assure the hon. Gentleman that this problem, and its implications, are very much in our minds.