HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 cc246-7
Q4. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister when he next proposes to hold official discussions with President Nixon.

The Prime Minister

I have at present no plans for a further meeting with President Nixon.

Mr. Dalyell

What did the British Government, as co-chairman of the Geneva Conference, say to the American President about the invasion of Laos?

The Prime Minister

To the American President we have said nothing. What we have said to the Soviet Foreign Minister is that we would welcome joint action by the two co-chairmen for the removal of foreign forces from the whole area.

Mr. Blaker

On a different point, my right hon. Friend will recall that when he saw President Nixon he discussed the question of the sale of advanced computers by this country to the Soviet Union. Has he any progress to report on this matter, which has been outstanding for some time?

The Prime Minister

I cannot make a final statement about it today. The information I have is that the American Administration has given further consideration to the problem. I hope that we shall have a decision fairly shortly.