§ Q14. Mr. Warbey
asked the Prime Minister whether, in the course of his forthcoming discussions with President Johnson, he will make it a condition of continued British support for American policy in South Vietnam that the American commitment there should not be declared to be irrevocable.
§ Mr. George Brown
President Johnson has made it quite clear that the United States Government will continue helping the South Vietnamese to defend their independence as long as necessary. But, as he also made clear in his speech last night, the United States Government will never be second in the search for a peaceful settlement, and are ready for unconditional discussions. Her Majesty's Government welcome the definitive statement of United States policy policy in President Johnson's statesmanlike and imaginative speech.