HC Deb 23 June 1954 vol 529 cc37-8W
104. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will now consider proposing to the French Government and to the other signatories of the European Defence Community treaty that a new form of European army should be devised in which Britain can take a full part.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

No. Her Majesty's Government stand firmly by the European Defence Community Treaty, which has now been ratified by four of the six signatory States, and by the arrangements for United Kingdom association with the European Defence Community concluded in 1952 and in April of this year.