§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement on the Government's oil policy in connection with the re-drafting of the Anglo-American Oil Agreement of last summer; and what steps were taken to get the Soviet Union, the Netherlands and Mexico to participate in a new agreement.
§ Mr. George Hall
His Majesty's Government are at present awaiting an approach from the United States Government with a view to discussions on the amendments to the Agreement which the United States 1481W Government are understood to be considering. Until these discussions are completed, the question of the participation of other Governments in the Agreement will not arise.