HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 cc19-20W
88. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he has taken, as co-chairman of the Geneva Conference, to bring to the notice of the present successors to the Diem regime in South Vietnam the violation of the Geneva Agreements by the introduction into South Vietnam of large quantities of United States arms and large numbers of United States military personnel, as recorded by the International Control Commission in its Special Report of June, 1962.

Mr. R. A. Butler

None. United States assistance was provided at the request of the Vietnamese Government of the day, because the North Vietnamese campaign of terrorism and subversion which was condemned in the Special Report had already assumed menacing proportions. In acceding to the request, President Kennedy made it clear that, if the Communists stopped trying to destroy the Republic of Vietnam, United States aid would no longer be necessary. This is still the position.

90. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on what date he accorded official recognition to the

veys. In Italy, percentages were based on Employment Office statistics up to 1960, but thereafter, on Labour Force Sample Surveys.

new revolutionary Government of Vietnam in Saigon, headed by the new chairman of the military revolutionary council, General Nguyen Khan.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The 1st of February, 1964.

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