59. Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress has been made in his discussions with the Government of Egypt upon the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty.
§ 73. Mr. Somerset de Chair
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give an assurance that His Majesty's Government regard the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 as still binding on both parties until its expiration, in 1956, in view of the unconditional demand for the withdrawal of British troops from the Suez Canal Zone, contained in the Speech from the Throne at the opening of the Egyptian Parliament on 15th November.
§ 74. Mr. Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply he has sent or proposes to send to the demand of the Egyptian Government that the British Army must leave the Suez Canal Zone immediately and that Great Britain must abandon all rights in the Sudan.
§ 75. Mr. Nigel Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make it clear to the Egyptian Government that, in order to safeguard our Imperial interests, the British Government will insist upon the retention of our Forces in the Suez Canal Zone.
§ Mr. Ernest Davies
I would ask hon. Members to await the statement which my right hon. Friend proposes to make at the end of Questions.