HC Deb 18 December 1941 vol 376 cc2098-9W
Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the exact position of the relations between His Majesty's Government and the Thailand Government, as Thailand appears to have a definite agreement with Japan?

Mr. Law

My right hon. Friend has not yet received full information as to the scope of the agreement which, it has been reported, has been concluded between Japan and Thailand to allow for the passage of Japanese troops. If however there is to be any co-operation of Thai forces with the Japanese, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom would have no alternative but to treat Thailand as an enemy. His Majesty's Government are already in consultation with the other Governments concerned, and in the meantime Thailand is, for economic purposes, being treated as enemy-occupied territory.