§ 12. Mr. BECKER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can give a date on which our troops will leave Iraq?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
No, Sir; I cannot give a date.
§ Mr. BECKER
Is it not the right hon. Gentleman's intention to carry out the previous Government's policy with regard to this country, to withdraw as soon as possible?
§ Mr. THOMAS
Certainly, to withdraw as soon as possible. The Government are considering the whole situation at the moment.
§ Captain WEDGWOOD BENN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is preventing the withdrawal of the troops? What are we waiting for?