50. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the anxiety felt throughout the country with regard to the present negotiations with the Chinese authorities, he will arrange to issue from time to time, either through the Cabinet secretariat or through the-News Department of the Foreign Office, official statements with regard to the situation?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)
No, Sir. It is not proposed to make any change in the existing arrangements, which have hitherto proved quite adequate for the purpose.
Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the disadvantages Members of the House suffered under during the recent Recess of having no official information during the crisis?
§ Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON
I think during the course of the negotiations the public has been in possession of all the facts.