HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 cc58-9W
87. Brigadier Smyth

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to make a statement as to whether the House will be allowed to discuss the proposals for the Japanese peace treaty; and, if so, how soon that debate is likely to take place.

Mr. H. Morrison

I would welcome a debate on the proposals for the Japanese peace treaty. Such a debate would obviously be of greater value after the publication of the terms of the draft treaty, which I hope will take place in the near future, when Commonwealth and other Governments closely concerned have been consulted. On publication of the draft treaty I would suggest that the question of a debate should be raised with my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House.

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