§ 30. Mr. Zilliacus
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give an assurance that Her Majesty's Government continue to recognise that the islands of Quemoy and Matsu are Chinese territory under the sovereignty of the Government of China.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 4th February, 1955, to the right hon. Member for Easington (Mr. Shinwell). That is still the position of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Zilliacus
Does that reply mean that the Government are in any doubt that Quemoy and Matsu are Chinese territory and always have been, that the Peking Government, therefore, have 2359 sovereignty over them, and, consequently, that any attempt by the United States to resist by force the reoccupation of these islands by the Chinese Government would constitute aggression against Chinese territorial integrity and violation of the United Nations Charter?