HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 cc258-9W
Q6. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Prime Minister what further steps have been taken, since his discussions with President de Gaulle, to improve Anglo-French relations.

The Prime Minister

We are in close touch with the French Government at both Ministerial and Official level on a wide range of matters of common interest. As the House will know, an Anglo-French Memorandum of Understanding on aeronautical collaboration was signed in London on 17th May. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Overseas Development visited Paris last month for talks with the French authorities on aid. Last week the French Minister of Finance and my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer had a useful discussion in London. I hope that contacts of this kind will continue.