HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 cc27-8W
49. Mr. J. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make representations to the United States Government as to the desirability of members of the United States Armed Forces stationed in the United Kingdom wearing plain clothes when off duty.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

No representations appear to be called for. This matter is one of those dealt with in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Status of Forces Agreement, which provides that visiting Forces shall normally conform, in respect of dress, with the practice of the receiving State.

I am advised that, pending the coming into effect of the Agreement, the present practice of the United States Forces here in the matter of dress already corresponds broadly with that of our own Forces.