HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc1146-7
32. Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement regarding the present state of the negotiations for a treaty between His Majesty's Government and the Egyptian Government.

Mr. McNeil

I regret that I am not in a position to make a statement on this subject at present. Full information will be given to the House at the earliest appro priate moment.

Brigadier MacLean

Can the Minister say whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to withdraw the British Forces from Egypt before an agreement is finally reached?

Mr. McNeil

I think it would be much better to wait and see the agreement at the appropriate moment.