HC Deb 02 June 1954 vol 528 c1264
17. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will publish a White Paper on the transition in the Sudan.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion.

Mr. Johnson

While thanking the Minister for his answer, may I ask if he can confirm that the Umma Party have made vigorous protests to the Governor-General about the intervention by the Egyptian Government, particularly with regard to back benchers in the Sudan Government, and, in view of that, does not the right hon. and learned Gentleman think—by his answer I think he does—that it would be a good thing to enlighten the public about these matters and other things going on in Khartoum?

Mr. Lloyd

It is true that a protest has been made by the Umma Party, and it may well be that a valuable way of deploying the facts would be through the medium of a White Paper.