Oral Answers to Questions — U.S. Air Force (Europe)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Mr John Platts-Mills Mr John Platts-Mills , Finsbury 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in view of the outcome of the Foreign Ministers' Conference, and to contribute to the strengthening of mutual confidence among the Powers, if he will propose to the United States Government that the air lift to Berlin be brought to an end, and American Air Force personnel withdrawn from the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr John Platts-Mills Mr John Platts-Mills , Finsbury

Can we assume from this brief answer that the Government are not prepared to take any steps to strengthen mutual confidence amongst the Powers?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I think the course we have taken over the last year has restored confidence.