HC Deb 23 November 1960 vol 630 cc1101-2
8. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Lord Privy Seal if the air and land transport of persons and goods into and out of Berlin, particularly the British sector, is now unimpeded; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Heath

Air transport remains unimpeded. Land transport is proceeding normally, apart from a few recent instances of interference with imports to West Berlin from Poland, and with exports from West Berlin to the Federal German Republic. Within Berlin, the illegal East German requirement that citizens of the Federal Republic must obtain a permit in order to enter the Soviet Sector is still in force.

Mr. Sorensen

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the discussions which have taken place with regard to this matter with responsible Governments include the Russians, and if so, what was the result?

Mr. Heath

There have been discussions on a tripartite basis between the three Western Governments. They have made their views known in repeated notes to the Soviet Union about these restrictions.