§ Mr. Dodds
In view of the fact that so many people are interested in this matter and that the Prime Minister's predecessor seemed to think that it was a pretty good idea, cannot the Prime Minister be a little more forthcoming by saying whether or not the situation has improved, and if there are likely to be any prospects this year? Why is it that we cannot hear more about this subject in which everybody has a vested interest?
§ Mr. Lewis
Is the Prime Minister aware that that is the sort of answer we have been getting for almost two years? Cannot he give us some idea whether or not he intends to accept the offer? Even if he cannot give us a date, will he say whether it is his intention to go as soon 406 as a convenient opportunity presents itself? Can we have something positive, instead of these continual negative replies?
§ The Prime Minister
I am afraid that I cannot add to the answer I have given today, which is that I have no statement to make at present.