Oral Answers to Questions — State Visits (Processions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr George Thomson Mr George Thomson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

Yes, Sir. Ministers have for some years been aware of the problem, and it is kept under constant review. As in other countries, a State drive is an essential feature of a State visit. I do not think, however, that the purposes of a State visit would be achieved by arranging the arrival of a State visitor to London during the weekend.