§ 28. Mr. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the progress that is being made regarding the discussions with the Egyptian Government pertaining to the nationalisation of the Suez Canal, compensation and matters connected with the recent war with Egypt.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
Representatives of the shareholders of the Suez Canal Company have been holding talks with the Egyptian Government, with the assistance of representatives of the International Bank. These talks have not yet been concluded, and I cannot make a statement.
The Anglo-Egyptian financial talks in Rome about British property in Egypt have not yet been concluded. The present position is that the Egyptian Government are considering the position reached in the last round of discussions.