HC Deb 07 December 1953 vol 521 cc1602-3
19. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further progress has been made in respect of the Trieste discussions.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I have nothing yet to add to the answer which was given to the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Rowley Regis and Tipton (Mr. A. Henderson) on 23rd November. A statement will be made to the House as soon as possible.

Mr. Sorensen

As certain events have taken place in recent days, could the Minister not tell us what progress is being made?

Mr. Lloyd

The only thing I can usefully say is that Her Majesty's Government warmly welcome this development and the agreement to withdraw troops on both sides.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Since the Press of both Italy and Yugoslavia take a deep interest in all questions about Trieste in this House, would the Minister consider it appropriate to acquaint both Governments with the warm satisfaction felt in all parts of the House at this timely and wise action?

Mr. Lloyd

I will certainly consider that.