HL Deb 31 July 1985 vol 467 c334WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government, further to his question on 25th July (col. 1458):

What are their reasons for not asking the Government of the United States of America to disown the attempt by their Chief of Staff at SHAPE to influence the policies of the future British Government by threat of economic sanctions against the United Kingdom.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces (Lord Trefgarne)

These remarks are purported to have been made during a visit by the Parliamentary Labour Party Defence Committee. They do not constitute an appropriate basis for representations by Her Majesty's Government.