87. Mr. B. Harrison
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what progress has been made in the 193W negotiations for a settlement between the Maldivian Government and Suvadive Republic; and if he will now make a statement.
§ Mr. Sandys
Since my answer of 7th February we have received assurances from the Maldivian Government that British lives and property are no longer in danger. In consequence, the Royal Naval vessel to which reference was made in an answer given by the Civil Lord of the Admiralty on 28th November has been withdrawn. Otherwise I have nothing to add to my reply of 7th February.