Discussions at Geneva since the resumption of the Conference have concentrated mainly upon a possible interim agreement with regard to Berlin. There has also been discussion with the Soviet Foreign Minister on his proposal for establishing machinery to discuss all-German questions during the period of an interim agreement. Since discussions are continuing, I should prefer not to go into greater detail at the moment.
Is the hon. Member aware that public opinion is disturbed by the irresponsible behaviour of some of the Western delegates, who appear to greet every Soviet concession by raising new obstacles? Does he agree that there now lie to hand elements of a possible agreement on Berlin and machinery for discussion of the all-German question?
Does my hon. Friend realise that public opinion is very anxious that no basic principles will be abandoned during this Conference and that in any negotiations which may take place we shall stand by what we have stated as being absolutely necessary?