§ 83. Mr. Sandys
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether agreement has yet been reached upon the equitable distribution of the burden of re-armament among the nations signatory to the Atlantic Pact.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
No. The discussions now taking place in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are not likely to be concluded for some time.
§ 84. Mr. Sandys
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any system of incentives, through the European Payments Union or otherwise, has yet been devised, in order to encourage each country to carry out punctually and in 128W full its allotted share of the combined Allied re-armament programme and to prevent the penalisation of countries which manage to perform more than their allotted share.