HC Deb 28 July 1958 vol 592 cc929-30
17. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Kuwait.

Commander Noble

The situation in Kuwait is calm.

Mr. Brockway


Mr. Cooper

Stir it up. Let the hon. Member see what he can do with it.

Mr. Ellis Smith

Your friends Woodrow Wyatt and Dimbleby have done that.

Mr. Brockway

Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman give the House an undertaking that Her Majesty's Government will not oppose the introduction of democracy into this State—[Interruption.]—and in Russia and in all territories, yes. [An HON. MEMBER: "And Hungary."] Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the difference between me and his hon. Friends is that I want democracy everywhere, but that they are blind to it except in Communist countries?

Commander Noble

It would be unwise to speculate about such hypothetical questions.