§ 48. Mr. Zilliacus
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the impending Moscow Conference, he will reaffirm the declaration of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to this House, on 21st February, 1946, to the effect that war between this country and the U.S.A. or the U.S.S.R. is equally inconceivable, that no such possibility ever enters the minds of the Government or any other party, and that, in considering all organisations or States, there can be no policy or any thing else which would lead to a conflict with either of these great Allies.
§ Mr. Zilliacus
May I ask my right hon. Friend why, if we do not have to reckon with the possibility of war against either the Soviet Union or the United States, we are still keeping our Forces at three times the level of before the world war, and far beyond our economic capacity?