HC Deb 11 March 1965 vol 708 c149W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Minister for Trade of the German Democratic Republic has visited a number of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries and met in an official and semi-official capacity persons in an official or semi-official capacity to discuss trade matters; and whether in view of this, he will now invite this Minister or his personal representative to London to discuss trade between the two countries.

Mr. Redhead

My right hon. Friend is aware that this East German has visited some N.A.T.O. countries though not at the invitation of the Governments concerned. He does not intend to invite to London a member of a régime which Her Majesty's Government do not recognise.