HC Deb 18 July 1962 vol 663 cc44-5W
32. Mr. Swingler

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in view of the statement in Paragraph 12 of the Special Report of the International Commission for Vietnam that the Commission has, since December, 1961, been persistently denied the right to control and inspect in South Vietnam, he will invite the Soviet Co-Chairman to join with him in insisting upon the restoration of the powers and duties of the Commission under the Geneva Agreements.

Mr. P. Thomas

We have suggested to the Soviet Government in a Note of 14th June that the Co-Chairman should invite both North and South to return to a policy of co-operation with the International Control Commission. The Soviet Government did not, however, respond to this suggestion.

33. Mr. Swingler

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he proposes to take to call the attention of the parties to the Geneva Agreements to the violation, by the South Vietnam authorities, of Articles 16, 17 and 19 of the Agreement on Vietnam, as recorded in the Special Report of the International Commission, and to induce those authorities to return to the observance of the Agreement.

Mr. P. Thomas

We have circulated the Report to those members of the Geneva Conference to whom we normally send such documents. We presume that the Soviet Co-Chairman will have circulated it to the others.

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