§ The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Commander Allan Noble)
As my right hon. and learned Friend told the 1369 House on 31st October, there were discussions with the United States and France about the Tripartite Declaration on 28th and 29th October. Since they were confidential, I am not prepared to disclose their nature.
§ Commander Noble
I am afraid I cannot confirm or deny what the hon. Member has said. I have nothing to add to my original answer.
§ Mr. Robens
May I ask the hon. and gallant Gentleman whether the Tripartite Declaration still remains the basis of the Government's policy in the Middle East?