HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c26
36. Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he intends to make official visits to South Africa and Portugal.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

I have no plans to do so at present.

Mr. Judd

Would the Foreign Secretary contemplate going soon to both destinations to explain to the Heads of State and Foreign Ministers in those countries that the only justification for British commitment to N.A.T.O. is our utter and principled commitment to defend democracy, freedom and justice and that we have no intention, directly or indirectly, of becoming involved in alliances which are designed to protect the very ends to which N.A.T.O. is theoretically opposed?

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

No, Sir. Of course we do not take part in alliances which have objectives other than those which we support.