HC Deb 03 June 1954 vol 528 cc1454-5
46. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement, before the House adjourns for the Whitsun recess, regarding the Geneva Conference and the military talks relating to South-East Asia.

The Prime Minister

I regret that I am not able to make any further statement on the Geneva Conference at this stage, or on the military talks which are opening in Washington today.

Mr. Donnelly

Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been drawn to the proposal that certain aspects of the Indo-China problem may be raised at the United Nations by the Government of Siam? Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that it remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government to continue the Geneva Conference and the work that the Foreign Secretary has been doing up till now, so long as there is any reasonable hope of any progress being made?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. I do not see any reason to make any abrupt or decisive contradiction of those general statements.