Will the Prime Minister agree that the future of N.A.T.O. must very largely depend upon the future of Europe, which, when I put this Question down, was in danger from French insularity, and will he at least take this opportunity of repeating the Foreign Secretary's recent declaration of intent, that "the result we all desire is to bring together the E.F.T.A. and the E.E.C."—
I know the declaration of intent. I dealt with it and confirmed it last week in relation to a number of Questions on the Common Market. But, obviously, the hon. Gentleman forgets that the Question he has put down is about N.A.T.O. and not about the E.F.T.A. and Common Market relationship.
No, Sir; this is a matter which is being debated within the appropriate organs of N.A.T.O. The noble Lady knows why there was such a long delay last year which prevented its being debated earlier.