HC Deb 28 February 1955 vol 537 c216W
60. Dr. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement about the date when the South East Asia Defence Treaty will enter into effect.

Mr. Turton

As all the signatories, except Thailand, which deposited its Instrument of Ratification on 2nd December, deposited their Instruments of Ratification on 19th February, the South East Asia Collective Defence Treaty entered into force on that date.