HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 cc180-1W
85. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why he instructed our representative at the United Nations to vote in favour of a Resolution requiring Israel to withdraw behind her 1948 boundaries; and whether he will now support the Israeli proposals for the future control of the Gaza Strip and the Gulf of Aqaba.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

In answer to the first part of my noble Friend's Question, I would refer to the replies I gave on 28th January to the hon. Member for Blackley (Mr. E. Johnson), the hon. and gallant Member for Arundel and Shoreham (Captain Kerby), and the right hon. Member for Easington (Mr. Shinwell). As regards the second part of the Question, in so far as the Israeli proposals differ from Her Majesty's Government's policy as explained in the replies quoted, I cannot undertake to support them.

87. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that responsible sections of the Gaza inhabitants have given intimation that they would welcome the continuation of Israeli administration in that strip of territory; and if he will take steps, through Her Majesty's Government's representative at the United Nations organisation, to support this proposal there.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I have heard more than one view expressed on this subject and the one which I believe would command the greatest support is that the administration should be provided by the United Nations. This is the view favoured by Her Majesty's Government.

Back to