Results 101–120 of 17033 for speaker:Mr R.A. Butler

Oral Answers to Questions — Central Treaty Organisation (Foreign Secretary's Speech) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I would rather put it that the Leader of the Opposition is in agreement with me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Central Treaty Organisation (Foreign Secretary's Speech) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: When I spoke at the Disarmament Conference on 25th February, I made proper reference to this subject, and I shall be referring to it again tomorrow.

Oral Answers to Questions — Central Treaty Organisation (Foreign Secretary's Speech) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Yes, Sir. The Prime Minister and I are always in agreement.

Oral Answers to Questions — N.a.T.O. (Ministerial Council Meeting) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Ministerial spring meeting at The Hague from 12th May to 14th May. The proceedings of the North Atlantic Council are confidential, but I can say that the meeting gave a valuable opportunity to review the state of the Alliance and a number of current problems. I will, with permission, circulate the text of the communiqué in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — N.a.T.O. (Ministerial Council Meeting) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: The latter proposition was never mentioned at the N.A.T.O. meeting. As for the first part of the question, it has always been made quite clear that Great Britain would take part in the discussions of the multilateral force but had not made a decision as to whether to join that force.

Oral Answers to Questions — N.a.T.O. (Ministerial Council Meeting) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: When we get a little further with the discussions about the nature of the force we shall also have to take into consideration such developments as that to which the hon. Member referred.

Oral Answers to Questions — United States (Discussions) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I took the opportunity of my visit to Washington for the annual Ministerial meeting of the Central Treaty Organisation to discuss a number of international problems with President Johnson and Mr. Rusk. These conversations were confidential.

Oral Answers to Questions — United States (Discussions) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: This was one of the exaggerations which were made of my conversations with the Secretary of State. No such request was ever put in those terms. What was said was that we should not adopt economic sanctions because we did not think that economic sanctions would be successful. What we did discuss was the need to correlate our policies.

Oral Answers to Questions — United States (Discussions) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: No, because nearly all these events have occurred since the occasion of my talk with the President.

Oral Answers to Questions — Libya (Military Establishments) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: The discussions between Her Majesty's Government and the Libyan Government about the Anglo-Libyan Treaty were begun on 20th April and resumed on 6th June. The Libyan side was headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the British side by Her Majesty's Ambassador. The talks are continuing, and I am not in a position to make any statement on their substance at this stage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Libya (Military Establishments) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: No; I would not accept the conclusion which the hon. Gentleman draws. Talks are going forward in a constructive spirit and are likely to take some time. I hope that the fundamental wishes of Her Majesty's Government may be met.

Oral Answers to Questions — Libya (Military Establishments) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: There is no doubt—I am sure that the Libyan Government would agree with this—that these bases have been of considerable value to the economy of the country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Middle East (Balance of Arms) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Her Majesty's Government continue to attach the greatest importance to the maintenance of peace and stability in the Middle East and to the avoidance of an arms race between the States of the area. We are guided by these objectives in any decisions we take.

Oral Answers to Questions — Middle East (Balance of Arms) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: We wish to avoid an arms race. We cannot stop shipments to Egypt, much as we may regret them. As for the question of arms for Israel, we are guided by the objectives that I have stated, namely, that there should not be an arms race in the area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Middle East (Balance of Arms) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has already indicated in a Reply from this Box that we have no indication that atomic weapons are being accepted or received by Egypt. The Declaration of 1950 still stands. As the late Lord Privy Seal said, it has not been retracted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Middle East (Balance of Arms) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: There has not been a great deal of activity under this Declaration, but it remains in force.

Oral Answers to Questions — Middle East (Balance of Arms) (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I would not exclude the possibility of talks with the Soviet Union on this subject.

Oral Answers to Questions — Indonesia and Malaysia (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I gave details of my discussions with the Government of Japan in reply to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Rankin) on 11th May. After leaving Tokyo, I had discussions with President Macapagal of the Philippines, who has since made an important contribution to the agreement, announced on 30th May, for a further meeting of representatives of the Malaysian, Indonesian and Philippine...

Oral Answers to Questions — Indonesia and Malaysia (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Yes, Sir. As I explained when I was out there, and as I am explaining to the House now, we certainly hope that this conference, not only of the Foreign Ministers but also what is known as the summit, will be successful. We cannot say more today as we do not know what the latest news is. I sincerely hope that we shall be able to find some easement of the situation in South-East Asia, but it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Indonesia and Malaysia (15 Jun 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I think that Tunku Abdul Rahman is aware of the situation, and I certainly think that my hon. Friend's question will make him more aware of it.


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