HC Deb 07 November 1961 vol 648 c44W
56. Mr. Swingler

asked the Lord Privy Seal when he will take the initiative to bring about negotiations on Berlin between the Governments responsible; and what proposals he has under consideration to put forward for reducing the danger of war in central Europe.

Mr. P. Thomas

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the remarks made by my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal on 2nd November. As he explained then, we are with our allies in the process of searching for an understanding with the Soviet Union on Berlin, designed to avoid a clash on the access routes to Berlin. This is the immediate danger which must be dealt with.