HC Deb 16 November 1961 vol 649 c81W
Q10. Mr. Swingler

asked the Prime Minister, in view of Mr. Khrushchev's statement that concessions and compromise on both sides are necessary for the achievement of a Berlin settlement, if he will now make approaches to the Heads of Governments concerned with the Berlin problem with a view to commencing negotiations.

The Prime Minister

We have always been anxious to reach a negotiated settlement of the problem of Berlin and we are at present searching with our allies for the basis of an understanding with with the Soviet Union.