§ Mr. Will Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what representations he has received from the Iraqi Government, asking help through diplomatic channels to aid their war against the Kurdish minority.
§ Mr. George Thomson
Her Majesty's Government are not at liberty to disclose communications made to them in confidence. We regret the resumption of fighting in Kurdistan, as we do any conflicts which contribute to instability in the Middle East, but we regard the Kurdish question as an internal Iraqi matter in which it would be inappropriate for us to intervene.