8. Mr. Astor
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Governments of Syria, the Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, Iraq and Saudi-Arabia are represented on, or associated with, the Middle East Supply Centre?
§ Mr. Eden
Relations between the Middle East Supply Centre and the local Governments are maintained through His Majesty's representative in each of the 1132 countries concerned. In most Middle East territories local Committees exist through which consultation is effected between the Governments of these countries and the British and United States representatives.
Is it not worth considering inviting the countries to be directly represented at the Centre?