HC Deb 28 November 1956 vol 561 cc38-9W
81. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action Her Majesty's Government have already taken, or propose to take, to evacuate the 5,000 Egyptian women and children from Port Said whose homes were wrecked by shell and rocket fire by the British during Great Britain's armed conflict with Egypt.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I would refer the hon. Member to my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Erith and Crayford (Mr. Dodds) on 26th November.

84. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will obtain from the commander of the United Nations Force in Egypt a United Nations' estimate of civilian casualties in the Port Said area.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

In view of the very recent arrival of elements of the United Nations Emergency Force in the Port Said area, it is unlikely that General Burns is now in a position to provide such an estimate. But authority has been given to our representative at the United Nations to support specific arrangements for making an impartial estimate.

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