§ 20. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give an assurance that the representation of Her Majesty's Government 16 at the proposed Korean political conference will be at Ministerial level
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary to the right hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Glenvil Hall) on 30th November.
§ Mr. Henderson
As the House is going into Recess on Friday, are we not entitled to an indication of the intentions of the Government on this matter? Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman not agree that this is a most important conference and if it is held—as it may well be—during next month, while the House is in Recess, should we not be told whether the Government regard it as sufficiently important to justify Ministerial representation?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Is it not a fact that Mr. Dulles announced, as long ago as last December, that he would be the chairman of the United States delegation to the Korean political conference? Is it not manifestly desirable that Her Majesty's Government should make it known that they will have a Minister at this conference, whenever it is held?