HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 c9W
60. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation now seeks to concert the policies of the member nations in relation to areas of the world outside the treaty area.

Mr. Mathew

The practice of seeking in the North Atlantic Council a harmonisation of the policies of member nations in regions outside the North Atlantic Treaty Area has been in force for many years, in the spirit of Article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty. This practice was confirmed by the adoption of the report of the Committee of Three in 1956, and Her Majesty's Government attach importance to making as much use of it as possible.