HC Deb 25 July 1963 vol 681 cc1777-8
Q9. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Prime Minister if he is prepared to take the initiative in Europe to establish a non-aggression pact between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Warsaw Pact Powers.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to what I told the House on 9th July.

Mr. Davies

While both sides of the House appreciate what the right hon. Gentleman said on 9th July, may I ask him whether he is aware that all hon. Members may soon be able to congratu- late him and those in the other nations who have co-operated in getting what we hope will be a nuclear test ban? Is the right hon. Gentleman therefore aware that we believe that some initiative should be taken by Britain, because we are sure that he wants peace as much as anyone else in the world? Would he therefore ask for a nuclear-free zone, and try to call the Warsaw Pact Powers and the N.A.T.O. Powers together in an initial talk?

The Prime Minister

I think that the thing is to try to get one step successfully taken. If we can succeed in that, I agree that all kinds of things become possible.

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