HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 cc47-8W
Mr. W. Yates

asked the Lord Privy Seal, in view of the official statement of policy by the Minister for External Affairs of the South-West Arabian Federal Government that his Government now finds no objection to Her Majesty's Government recognising the Republic of the Yemen, on what grounds Her Majesty's Government still withholds full diplo- matic recognition from the Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heath

Her Majesty's Government have not yet considered the situation in the Yemen to be sufficiently clear cut to justify them in recognising the Republican régime. They are, however, keeping the question under constant review and are discussing the matter with Her Majesty's Minister in Taiz, who was recently recalled to report on his contacts with the Republican leaders in the Yemen and to discuss the situation there.