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Defence (Federal Parliament's Decision)

Volume 526: debated on Monday 5 April 1954

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44.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will publish as a White Paper the text of the communications of the Allied High Commission to the German Federal Government regarding the amendments to the Federal Basic Law and the reply of the Federal Government thereto.

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the provision that the constitution amendment shall enter into force only when the European Defence Community Treaty has been ratified has the status of an international agreement or contract, because, if so, surely it would be appropriate to publish it as a White Paper?