HC Deb 08 December 1970 vol 808 cc244-5
Q5. Mr. Barnett

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the official talks he had with world leaders in Paris on 12th November.

The Prime Minister

I paid a brief courtesy call on President Pompidou.

Mr. Barnett

Referring to the right hon. Gentleman's other talks with the O.E.C.D., he told us in the House last week that the forecast of O.E.C.D. that we are likely to be the poorest country in Europe in the next 10 years at the present rate was wrong. Did he tell O.E.C.D. the same thing, and did it, therefore, agree to revise its forecast?

The Prime Minister

The Question was about my visit to Paris to attend the memorial service for General de Gaulle and my discussions with President Pompidou. It has nothing to do with the O.E.C.D.