HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 cc232-3
Q2. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement regarding his latest official communication with Mr. Nehru.

The Prime Minister

I am in close and frequent communication with Mr. Nehru about the many matters which are of concern to us both, but it is not normal practice to disclose the content of confidential consultations with other Commonwealth Prime Ministers.

Mr. Donnelly

Can the Prime Minister give any indication how far Her Majesty's Government have gone in their policy to facilitate talks on Kashmir and the differences between India and Pakistan?

The Prime Minister

As the hon. Member probably knows, these talks are continuing, and we must hope for their success.

Miss Lee

May I congratulate the Prime Minister on the help he is giving to Prime Minister Nehru at a very difficult time? Further, will he leave to the discretion of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers the very delicate and complicated problem of India-Pakistan relations?

The Prime Minister

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for what she has said.