HC Deb 06 February 1951 vol 483 c1537
63. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now make a statement on the recent Anglo-Egyptian financial negotiations.

Mr. Gaitskell

No, Sir. The negotiations have not yet been concluded.

Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an undertaking that before these negotiations are concluded and any further releases are made from the sterling balances, His Majesty's Government will get an assurance on British rights in and through the Suez Canal?

Mr. Gaitskell

I could not give any such assurance.