§ Sir John Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will support the retention of the headquarters of GATT, now to become the World Trade Organisation, at Geneva; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
The Swiss and German Governments have put forward generous and attractive offers of sites for the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva and Bonn respectively. The British Government could support a consensus in favour of either place; but we see some advantage in the WTO remaining in Geneva to avoid the disruption of a move.