HC Deb 06 December 1965 vol 722 cc15-6W
Mr. Bence

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reports have been received from the International Supervisory Commission in Laos of the presence in that country, contrary to the Geneva Agreement of 1962, of North Vietnamese soldiers.

Mr. George Thomson

Yes, Message No. 35 of the 16th of September contains the International Commission's report to the Co-Chairmen of their investigation, in which the Polish Delegate refused to participate, into this question. The Report and its Appendices provide detailed evidence to support the Commission's conclusion that regular North Vietnamese soldiers entered Laos during 1964 in violation of the Geneva Agreement and that these soldiers fought against Laotian forces until they were captured. I have circulated this report to members of the Geneva Conference, copies of it have been placed in the Library of the House and its contents are being released to the Press.