HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 c637
42. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether, following the recent meeting between President Kennedy and President de Gaulle, it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to continue their efforts to secure European economic unity.

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to the statements that I have made at different times in the House and, in particular, to what I said at some length on Tuesday.

Mr. Henderson

Following the talks in Paris, may I ask whether the Prime Minister is now satisfied that President de Gaulle wants negotiations between Britain and the Six?

The Prime Minister

It is quite difficult to know what Members of this House wish and I am afraid that I cannot tell the right hon. Gentleman what President de Gaulle wants.

Mr. Peter Walker

Is my right hon. Friend concerned that the Canadian High Commissioner should consider it necessary to urge this country to give more consideration to Commonwealth economic unity than to European economic unity?

Mr. Speaker

The Prime Minister is not responsible for what the High Commissioner says.