§ Mr. S. C. Silkin
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the latest figures in his possession which indicate the extent of British participation in the Assembly of Western European Union; and how such figures compare with the equivalent figures for other member-States.
§ Mr. Mulley
The latest figures in my possession for the extent of British participation in the most recent meeting of the Western European Union Assembly (October, 1968) are as follows:
Number of Speeches Number of persons having spoken Belgium 6 3 France 6 5 Federal Republic of Germany 18 8 Italy 11 7 Luxembourg 4 3 Netherlands 13 5 United Kingdom 31 17