HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 cc1473-4
29. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in what manner this country is represented in the Northern and Southern Zones of Viet Nam, respectively.

Mr. Turton

There is an Ambassador in Saigon, a Consul-General in Hanoi, and a Vice-Consul in Haiphong.

Mr. Warbey

Would it not be more in accordance with the spirit of last year's Geneva Agreement, at which equal status was accorded to the authorities of the Northern and Southern Zones of Viet Nam, if Her Majesty's representation in both those areas were placed on a basis of equality?

Mr. Turton

The representation, I think the hon. Member will find, is based on Article 12 of the Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference of 1954.