HC Deb 07 March 1957 vol 566 cc99-100W
89. Mr. Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will instruct Her Majesty's representative on the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to press for the implementation of Recommendation 100 of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe, namely, that a committee of experts be appointed to examine the draft European convention on compulsory motor insurance as approved by the Assembly and that the Governments of

statement covering the voted and actual expenditure on defence under the principal headings for the financial years 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, and 1956–57.

Mr. Sandys

The information is given in the following table. This brings up-to-date table 1 of the Answer I gave to the hon. Member on 18th February, and also corrects an error in lines 4, 5 and 6 of the column headed 1955–56 in that table, for which I express regret.

member States should proceed to the signature of the convention at an early date.

Mr. Ian Harvey

Effect has already been given to this Recommendation. A Committee of experts nominated by the Governments of Austria, Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, the Irish Republic, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden met at Strasbourg from 21st to 25th January to examine the draft European Convention on Compulsory Motor Insurance, and will meet again on 25th March to continue this work.