HC Deb 19 February 1964 vol 689 c216W
75. Mr. McMaster

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what plans Her Majesty's Government have for inviting Commonwealth countries to bear a greater share of the burden of defence of British interests throughout the world, and especially in their areas.

Mr. Sandys

We are in continuous touch with other Commonwealth Governments on defence matters, and are associated with them in various kinds of defence arrangements in our mutual interests. We are associated with Canada in N.A.T.O. and with Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan in S.E.A.T.O. In Malaysia there is a Commonwealth Strategic Reserve consisting of land, sea and air forces from Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

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