§ 56. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on how many occasions Her Majesty's Government have notified the Egyptian Government of the intention of British ships to proceed to the Israeli port of Elath; and how many British ships have been stopped by the Egyptians.
§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
The Answer to the first part of the Question is "None." As regards the second part, to the best of my knowledge no British ships making for Elath have been stopped by the Egyptians.