HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 c924
22. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs by whom Her Majesty's Government were represented at the opening of the Aswan dam.

Mr. P. Thomas

Her Majesty's Ambassador.

Mr. Hughes

Did Her Majesty's Ambassador attend in sackcloth and ashes, and has he sent any official report about the celebrations? Further, is it not quite obvious now that Her Majesty's Government's policy at Suez, far from helping to destroy Communism in that part of the world, led to Mr. Khrushchev opening the Aswan dam?

Mr. Thomas

Her Majesty's Ambassador went there with great interest and he was delighted to accept the invitation, which was sent to him as it was sent to all the other heads of diplomatic missions in Cairo.