HC Deb 19 May 1947 vol 437 c1988
5. Brigadier Low

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which countries are included in the term "Middle East" and which in the term "Near East."

Mr. Mayhew

There appears to be no agreed definition of these vague geographical terms.

Brigadier Low

Since the hon. Gentleman and his right hon. Friends use these terms is it not a fact that they must know what they mean?

Mr. Mayhew

Where precision would be required, we should not use the terms.