§ 4. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he was consulted about the cancellation of the visit to London of General Laskov, the Israeli Chief of Staff; and what new arrangements are being made with the Israeli Government for such a visit.
§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
Will my right hon. Friend assure me that no member of Her Majesty's Foreign Service asked for this visit to be cancelled, because my information is that there is a deep feeling of disquiet in the State of Israel as a result of the cancellation of the visit? Is he aware that it is thought in Israel that it was a futile attempt to conciliate Cairo, and will my right hon. Friend agree that we shall not win new friends in the Middle East by letting down the friends we have?