HC Deb 14 November 1966 vol 736 cc16-7W
62. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will report on the recent visit of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Hungary; and what agreement he came to to help those who are owed money by Hungary in bonds or otherwise.

Mr. George Thomson

My visit to Hungary at the beginning of this month provided a welcome opportunity for an exchange of views on subjects of common interest and demonstrated that the Hungarian Government attach importance, as do we, to the continued improvement of our relations.

I pressed strongly about the need for progress in settling the outstanding bonded debt. As my right honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary said on the 24th of October, there was no question of my entering into detailed negotiations.—[Vol. 734, c. 106.]