HC Deb 24 June 1968 vol 767 c10W
58. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further action he proposes, with the other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, to put the North Atlantic Assembly on the same basis as the Assembly of Western European Union, in order to obtain better informed and more effective support of the Alliance of Parliamentarians of all member countries.

Mr. Mulley

The North Atlantic Council agreed on the 24th May on measures to achieve a closer relationship between the Council and the North Atlantic Assembly. I think we should now wait to see how these work out in practice.

Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what will be Her Majesty's Government's policy at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Council of Ministers, or at the next meeting of the North Atlantic Council, regarding the financing of the recommendation made by the Education,, Cultural Affairs and Information Committee of the North Atlantic Assembly for a three-year pilot scheme for international training and instruction for those persons in important administrative positions in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Mr. Mulley

I can assure my hon. Friend that Her Majesty's Government consider all recommendations by the North Atlantic Assembly sympathetically and constructively. But they are the concern of the Alliance as a whole and it would be wrong for me to give details of our attitude in advance of discussion by the North Atlantic Council.

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