HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 cc1648-9
43. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister whether the speech of the Foreign Secretary to the Performing Rights Society on 29th June, on the need to strengthen peaceful co-existence, represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Warbey

As the Foreign Secretary has now come off Dr. Adenauer's high horse and indicated his readiness to consider a negotiated settlement of the problems of Berlin and Germany, will the Prime Minister follow suit? Will the Prime Minister recognise that in these days of nuclear weapons the posturing of a statesman can be highly dangerous to the peace of the world and the safety of the people of these islands?

The Prime Minister

What the Foreign Secretary was referring to in that speech, which I have read, was the need for peaceful co-existence, by which I think he meant good neighbour policies and not perpetual political and economic propaganda warfare. Peaceful coexistence, of which we all have some experience, can be either one or the other.