HC Deb 21 July 1970 vol 804 cc231-2
Q1. Mr. Marten

asked the Prime Minister if he will invite the French Prime Minister to visit him.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Edward Heath)

I have no plans to do so at present, Sir.

Mr. Marten

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of us would very much like to see the French Prime Minister here and to hear his views on political federalism? Will my right hon. Friend say whether, in the event of the other members of an enlarged Community assenting to federalism, the British Government are likely to do so as well?

The Prime Minister

That is such a hypothetical question that I would not venture to answer it.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Does the Prime Minister hold to the view expressed in his Godkin Lecture on nuclear sharing with France? Was this discussed last week in Paris by the Foreign Secretary with M. Schumann and, if so, can we have a statement about that meeting at the earliest moment?

The Prime Minister

There are two Questions to me later on the Order Paper about that.