HC Deb 20 December 1956 vol 562 cc208-9W
46. Mr. Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether he will state, in addition to writing to the President of the United States of America, on or about 6th September, 1956, suggesting that Great Britain intended to use force against Egypt, what other action he took in furtherance of this policy, at or about that time, to resolve the Suez Canal crisis.

The Prime Minister

In accordance with long-established practice, I am not prepared to make public communications with other Heads of Governments. As to the solution of the Suez Canal problem, the hon. Gentleman must know well the numerous efforts that were made by Her Majesty's Government with other Powers to try to find a solution.