§ 17. Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Lord Privy Seal when Her Majesty's Government intends to give de facto recognition to the provisional Algerian Government in Tunis.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
Do not recent events in Algeria show the great dangers inherent in the continuation of the colonial war against the Algerians, and, indeed, the danger to the stability of France itself? Does not the right hon. Gentleman know that several Western Powers have entered into discussions with the administration of Mr. Abbas, including the United States? Will not Her Majesty's Government recognise the stupidity of forcing the Algerians to look mainly to Communist States for recognition?
§ Mr. Stonehouse
Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the second part? Does not he realise that refusal to recognise the existence of the Algerian Government 404 in exile in Tunisia will only force them into closer contact with Communist countries?
§ 40. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will instruct Her Majesty's Government representative on the Security Council to raise the question of the threatened invasion of France by Frence rebel generals in Algeria as a threat to international peace.
§ Mr. Heath
As the House is aware, it was announced this morning that the revolt in Algeria is now over. I am sure that the House will agree that this is a most satisfactory outcome and that it will wish to express to President de Gaulle and to the French Government its good wishes and its congratulations.
§ Mr. Hughes
While we all agree with that, and congratulate the people of France and the people of Cuba on the defeat of military interventions in both countries, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is not also pleased to know that now the way is open for peace in Algeria in a way which will make every decent French citizen rejoice?