HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 cc29-30
43. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what report he has received from the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam on the withdrawal from South Vietnam of the United States Temporary Equipment Recovery Mission in accordance with the Commission's decision that the mission should withdraw by the end of June, 1959.

Mr. Profumo

No report has been received from the International Commission since the Ninth Interim Report dated 10th March, 1959.

Mr. Warbey

Since in both its eighth and ninth reports the International Commission expresses concern about continuing American military activities in South Vietnam, will the Minister of State inform the House as soon as a report is received whether the decision of the Commission has been complied with?

Mr. Profumo

I can inform the House here and now that I understand that there have been further developments since the ninth interim report was submitted and that the question of the Temporary Equipment Recovery Mission has been under further consideration in the International Commission and that the Mission has not yet withdrawn.