HC Deb 14 February 1951 vol 484 cc382-3
18. Mr. F. Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement regarding the situation in Tibet.

Mr. Younger

I have nothing to add to the reply given on 29th January to the hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Sir J. Mellor).

Mr. Maclean

Is not the Minister aware that what happens in Tibet is of very great importance to us, and should he not take steps to find out what is happening there? Is he simply writing it off?

Mr. Younger

It would be quite wrong to suggest that we are simply writing it off. The position there is very obscure and information is very difficult to obtain.

Mr. M. Philips Price

Have we any means of communication with Tibet, or is the Government of India the only Government that is in direct contact with Tibet?

Mr. Younger

I think I am right in saying that the only information we receive comes through the Government of India.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

In view of the information that we were apparently able to get from Russia about Korea, would it not be a good thing to try them on the subject of Tibet?

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