HC Deb 19 November 1941 vol 376 c282
8. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make it clear that any threat to close the Burma Road by force of arms would create a grave situation?

Mr. Eden

It is, I trust, already clear to all concerned that an attack on the Burma Road would create a grave situation.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Is it not a fact that if the Burma Road were closed, it would be a grave disaster to British, Russian and American interests in the Far East?