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South-East Asia (Defence)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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asked the Prime Minister if an international meeting has yet been held for the purpose of promoting a security organisation in and for Eastern Asia; where, and when, it was held; what nations were represented at it; what was the result; and when the next such meeting will be held.

I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the statement I made in the House yesterday, and to which I have nothing to add.

I thank the Prime Minister for the statement he made in the House yesterday, but will he bear in mind that if he is assisting or promoting any such Far Eastern conference to deal either with the bringing about of peace or the problems arising as an aftermath of peace, he should see that the democratic Asiatic countries are invited to take part in it?

All these matters and other relevant incidents will be carefully borne in mind.