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Volume 649: debated on Monday 20 November 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what official correspondence he has received from the West German Government concerning the conversation between its ambassador in Moscow and the Soviet Foreign Minister about negotiations for a solution of the Berlin problem; and what reply he has sent.

In accordance with the usual practice, we have been given a full account of the recent discussion between the German Federal Ambassador in Moscow and Mr. Khrushchev at which the former expressed his personal views on certain aspects of the Berlin problem. There has been no question of any formal comment by Her Majesty's Government.