HC Deb 05 July 1954 vol 529 c1780
20. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present position in respect of a settlement of the Anglo-Iranian Oil dispute.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

Negotiators representing the eight oil companies went back to Tehran on 19th June and have resumed discussions with the Persian Government. These continue in a most cordial atmosphere and progress has been made on a number of matters.

Mr. Sorensen

Would the right hon. and learned Gentleman say what is happening to the oil installations? To what extent are they working?

Mr. Lloyd

That is a different question, of which I should like notice.