When the Prime Minister meets the French President, bearing in mind current moves in the Community to narrow exchange rate margins will he make it quite clear to M. Pompidou that there will be no question of this country giving up its right to change its fundamental parities where there are adjustments of some magnitude to be made in the balance of payments?
One of the prominent matters to be discussed at our meeting will be monetary developments not only in Europe but in the wider international context. I had better wait to hear President Pompidou's views. But the hon. Member will realise that there is a difference between the narrowing of margins and the right to change the exchange parity.
It has always been the position of France that she remained a member of the Atlantic alliance. What she did not support was the organisation and this I believe still to be the position.