HC Deb 23 January 1975 vol 884 cc469-70W
Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the public statement made by Her Majesty's ambassador in Washington on 6th January on Great Britain and the European Community was made with his authority.

Mr. James Callaghan

The ambassador, of course, has my general authority to speak on British policy. No question arose of prior approval of a text, as this was an unscripted television interview.