Oral Answers to Questions — Moscow (Discussions)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th July 1963.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 16th July 1963

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the Moscow discussions between British, American and Soviet representatives.

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

I would prefer not to make any statement about the discussions in Moscow while they are taking place.

Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East

While appreciating that, may I ask whether the Prime Minister is aware that all the people are hoping for the success of these talks and that they have been disappointed so often in the past five years, when the negotiators appeared to be on the point of success, that they would not forgive any one of the three Governments if they failed them this time?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

In spite of that, I do not see the purpose of this Question.