HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 c12W
Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the proposals which he has made to the Jordan Government for its association with the Bagdad Pact and for an increase in the annual subvention paid by this country; and what has been the outcome of the negotiations.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

In response to an inquiry on their part the Jordan Government were recently informed that, in the event of Jordan acceding to the Bagdad Pact and in recognition of Jordan's new responsibilities under it, Her Majesty's Government would be prepared:

  1. (a) to equip and maintain additional infantry units of the Arab Legion, together with an artillery unit;
  2. (b) to convert an armoured car regiment to tanks; and
  3. (c) to negotiate the replacement of the Anglo-Jordan Treaty of 1948 by a Special Agreement under Article 1 of the Pact.
The Jordan Government resigned before the negotiations were concluded.