§ 11 Mr. Bellenger
asked the Prime Minister, under which treaty or diplomatic undertaking between Great Britain and Portugal His Majesty's armed forces may be used in defence of Portuguese interests?
§ Mr. Butler
The obligations to which the hon. Member refers are contained in certain clauses of the Treaties of 1373, 1148 1386, 1642, 1654, 1660, 1661, and 1703, which were confirmed in 1815 and 1899.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Will the hon. Gentleman say why this House of Commons should be committed to such ancient Treaties?