HC Deb 28 November 1956 vol 561 c41W
88. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what point the Israeli troops had reached in the Sinai Peninsula at 9.40 p.m. on 30th October; and how near this was to the Suez Canal.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

According to Her Majesty's Government's information at the time, which has since been confirmed, Israel forces had already on the evening of 30th October reached a position eighteen miles from the Suez Canal. Further forces were advancing westward.