HC Deb 17 June 1963 vol 679 c26
36. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal when Her Majesty's Chargé ďAffaires will return to his post with the Yemen Government, or other diplomatic representation will be provided.

Mr. Heath

Her Majesty's Minister in the Yemen has now received another posting. We have no plans to replace him.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Why not? Since Her Majesty's Government recognise the Government of His Majesty the Imam, who now controls an increasing proportion of the national territory, why are they not providing effective diplomatic representation?

Mr. Heath

The reason is that the Yemeni Legation in London already provides an adequate channel of communication for us and in the present circumstances we consider it best to use this channel.