HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 cc92-3W
46. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister whether he was consulted by President Eisenhower before the President approved the combat readiness alert on 15th May involving United States air forces based in this country.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply.

As President Eisenhower has himself made clear, this was a routine test of the efficiency of United States communications. There was accordingly no need for consultation between us.