Defence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th February 1956.

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Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West 12:00 am, 28th February 1956

If the right hon. Gentleman is arguing about the financial clauses in the Paris Agreements, which are escape clauses in the event of a balance of payment crisis or for difficult economic reasons, that is one thing. If, however, it is argued that because one of our Allies in N.A.T.O. has had to reduce the number of her forces in Europe, we should go back on a commitment made at the time of the Parish Agreements, it is a serious matter.