HC Deb 11 June 1959 vol 606 c115W
62. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement on the British participation in the latest discussions on the Indus waters problem.

Mr. Alport

The President of the International Bank has informed Her Majesty's Government of the broad outline of certain proposals which he has discussed with the Governments of India and Pakistan for allocation of the waters of the Indus system. Her Majesty's Government did not participate in these discussions, but I should like to take this opportunity of saying that we welcome the initiative taken by the International Bank and wish it every success.