§ 57. Mr. Healey
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the consultations which he has had with the Ruler of Kuwait regarding General Kassem's claim to sovereignty over Kuwait.
§ Mr. Heath
As I informed the hon. Gentleman yesterday, Her Majesty's 61W Government have been in consultation with the Government of Kuwait and have assured the Ruler of their support. The hon. Gentleman will understand that details of these consultations must remain confidential but I can reassure him that Her Majesty's Government have made it clear that they do not accept in any way General Kassem's claim to sovereignty over Kuwait.