§ 2. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Defence whether Her Majesty's Government, as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, 555 were consulted on President Kennedy's proposal that General Lyman Lemnitzer should succeed General Norstad as Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Europe; what is the procedure for consultation on such appointments; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
The appointment of a N.A.T.O. Supreme Commander requires the approval of the Governments represented on the North Atlantic Council. Her Majesty's Government were consulted about General Lemnitzer's nomination for the appointment of S.A.C.E.U.R.
§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that full consultation takes place between the allies before names are bandied about?