6. Mr. Philips Price
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the formation of a new Government in Saudi Arabia with the appointment of Prince Feisal to direct foreign policy, he will take steps to open discussions with that Government for the solution of outstanding differences with this country, such as the Buraimi oasis and other questions.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
Her Majesty's Government would welcome the restoration of the traditional friendly relations between the two countries, and they have for some time been in communication with the Saudi Arabian Government with this end in view.
Is not it a fact that the policy of the present Saudi Arabian Government is not less friendly to this country than when it was directed directly by the King?
§ Mr. Younger
Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether the Buraimi question is in any way under negotiation? I seem to remember that 934 we were told that there were discussions at one time or that the Saudi Arabians were seeking discussions. Is this a matter of present discussion?