HC Deb 05 June 1961 vol 641 cc52-3W
52. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Lord Privy Seal what was Her Majesty's Government's reply to the Soviet Government's protest against the decision to permit Wehrmacht bases in Great Britain; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heath

A formal reply will be made to the protest very shortly. I told the Soviet Ambassador, when he delivered his memorandum on the subject, that the matters of which he complained were part of the co-operative arrangements between allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; that they could in no sense be described as indicating British support for a policy of German revanchism; and that the Soviet fears were thus unjustified.