HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 cc889-90
55. Mr. Walter Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that the views of the Pacific Dominions are fully considered in connection with any future peace treaty with Japan.

Mr. Younger

Since the Canberra Conference in August, 1947, there has been continuous consultation on the Japanese peace treaty, both at Ministerial and at official level, between His Majesty's Government and all the Commonwealth Governments.

Mr. Fletcher

How about the journey of Mr. John Foster Dulles from Japan to Australia and New Zealand? Were the Government kept fully informed of that journey, and all matters of policy to be discussed there, so that proper coordination with all the Powers interested in the Japanese peace treaty could be maintained?

Mr. Younger

I think I said last week in the House that we have had very full but informal consultations with Mr. Foster Dulles about his journey. We were fully aware of the visit he was about to pay to Australia.