Schuman Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th June 1950.

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Photo of Sir Alec Douglas-Home Sir Alec Douglas-Home , Lanark 12:00 am, 26th June 1950

I think we should have some clarification. The French document, in paragraph 4, on page 10, says: There will be no commitment"— from which I take it that there will be no detailed scheme— except by the signature of a treaty between the States concerned and its parliamentary ratification. Surely the hon. Member has the safeguard which he wants there? Parliament has to ratify the detailed scheme.