HC Deb 31 July 1962 vol 664 cc400-1
Q1. Mr. Healey

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his talks with the Prime Minister of Malaya.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

The talks began on 17th July and are now nearing completion. My right hon. Friend the Commonwealth Secretary hopes to be able to make a statement to the House tomorrow or on Thursday.

Mr. Healey

While welcoming the assurance that we hope for a statement on this very important question before the House rises, may I ask the Prime Minister whether it is intended at the same time to publish the Report of the Cobbald Commission?

The Prime Minister

That is a matter for a joint decision since it is a Report to both Governments. Perhaps the hon. Member would wait for the statement.