HC Deb 18 July 1962 vol 663 c45W
34. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Lord Privy Seal why Her Majesty's Government have not asked the Government of Thailand to contribute to the cost of maintaining the Royal Air Force squadron in Thailand.

Mr. P. Thomas

Because the squadron costs little more in Thailand than it would on normal duties in Singapore.

38. Mrs. Butler

asked the Lord Privy Seal what reply he has sent to the representations sent to him by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in regard to British troops being sent to Thailand without the prior approval of Parliament.

Mr. P. Thomas

This letter was addressed to my noble Friend the Secretary of State. I regret that due to an oversight no reply was sent, but one has now been dispatched in which the attitude of Her Majesty's Government was explained along the lines made clear in the foreign affairs debate on 24th May.

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