HC Deb 26 June 1950 vol 476 cc1898-9
60. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when it is intended to fulfil the three-Power arrangements to permit Israel to purchase arms for the purposes referred to in the statement recently signed in this respect.

61. Mr. Boothby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the three-Power Statement on the supply of arms to the Middle East, to which His Majesty's Government was a signatory, it is now intended to allow Israel to purchase arms in this country.

Mr. Ernest Davies

His Majesty's Government have this matter under immediate review and I hope to make a further statement on the subject shortly.

Mr. Janner

Will my hon. Friend, when dealing with this matter, consider that there is a large amount of bewilderment on the arms question, in view of the fact that Israel is prepared to sign terms of peace whereas the surrounding Arab nations state quite categorically that they decline to do so?

Mr. Davies

I do not think that arises out of this Question.