HC Deb 12 November 1956 vol 560 cc539-40
20. Mr. Moss

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why he urged postponement of a meeting of the Security Council proposed by President Eisenhower on hearing of Israeli mobilisation.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

My right hon. and learned Friend did not urge postponement of the Security Council meeting. The Question does not, therefore, arise.

Mr. Younger

Can the hon. Gentleman tell us whether there were discussions—whether they took that form or not—between Her Majesty's Government and the United States Government after we were aware of the Israeli mobilisation, so that they were, therefore, presumably discussions relating to possible impending military action?

Mr. Dodds-Parker

There were discussions with the United States Government, but I am not prepared to disclose what they were.

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