§ 55. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the British Government have yet reached a permanent agreement with the Egyptian Government as to the immediate and future use of the Suez Canal; and if he will state the details of such agreement
§ Commander Noble
It is not for Her Majesty's Government alone to make a permanent agreement with the Egyptian Government on the Suez Canal. Such an agreement would have to be international in character. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister explained in his statement to the House on 13th May the provisional arrangements that have been made for its use.