HC Deb 08 December 1958 vol 597 c5W
59. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what British ambassadors received and accepted, either officially or informally, the statement from the German Democratic Government on, "The Threat to Peace represented by the Arms Policy of Western Germany"; when, and from what source, were these documents obtained; and what action he has taken thereon.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

Copies of this East German Memorandum have reached certain of Her Majesty's embassies in various ways, mostly on or about 11th November. Her Majesty's Ambassadors in Moscow, Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest have reported that they have received copies of this Memorandum. In Prague an attempt was made to send the Memorandum to Her Majesty's Ambassador under cover of a formal Note purporting to come from the Government of the so-called "German Democratic Republic". The Note was not accepted.