HC Deb 18 March 1958 vol 584 cc127-8W
110. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, before the Recess, he will give to the House a report of the discussions of the Council of Ministers of the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation relating to the Indonesian revolt.

Mr. Ian Harvey

No. The situation in Indonesia was discussed by the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation Council of Ministers in closed session. It is standard practice for significant developments in the Treaty area to be reviewed at these meetings. No reference to Indonesia was however made in the communiqué issued after the Council meeting. It would be improper for one Government concerned to reveal details of a discussion which took place in closed session.