HC Deb 25 March 1965 vol 709 c139W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement about the Government's policy on the de facto recognition of the German Democratic Republic.

Mr. Padley

Her Majesty's Government do not recognise the East German régime nor the existence of a state in Eastern Germany. The question ofde facto recognition does not, therefore, arise.