§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
As the House will know, Her Majesty's Government as well as the United States Government offered their good offices both to France and Tunisia and the Governments of those countries have accepted. In view of this, the debate in the Security Council was yesterday adjourned indefinitely.
§ Mr. Benn
I thank the right hon. and learned Gentleman for that answer and for the initiative which the Government have taken in this matter. Will he undertake to look at the most difficult question of all, which is the continued presence in Tunisia of 20,000 French troops by virtue of the old Protectorate Treaty, but under no international agreement, which is one of the greatest causes of difficulty between the two countries?
§ Mr. P. Williams
Would not my right hon. and learned Friend agree that there is considerable sympathy in this country with the rôle which France is trying to carry out in North Africa?