89. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has regarding the relocation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Headquarters.
§ Mr. George Thomson
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Council at its Ministerial Meeting on 7th and 8th June decided to extend an invitation to the Benelux countries to provide a new site for Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. The Belgian Government have since announced that they would accept the transfer of S.H.A.P.E. to a new location in Belgium.
The Council further agreed that the reorganised Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe should be moved to a new location either in the Benelux countries or in Germany.
The future siting of the North Atlantic Council will be discused at a special meeting of the 14 Foreign Ministers in October.