R.Wilding, Treasury, draft paper, ‘Flexibility in the national economy in relation to defence and allied expenditure’, 13 October 1959

Paper for the Future Policy study. “We cannot but security or prosperity by investing money in soldiers or in trade promotion and it is not necessarily true that the more we spend on either, the safer and richer we shall be. Both our security and our prosperity depend rather upon the existence of a favourable international situation, of which the main features are peace and as rapid as possible an increase in the removal of restrictions on entry into markets. The role of foreign policy is to contribute to the creation and maintenance of such a situation in cooperation with other powers”.

National Archives: DEFE 23/67

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