§ Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he has now taken to help resolve the present situation in Vietnam and South-East Asia.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and I are in close and12W constant consultation with the United States Government, both directly and through the United States Ambassador in London, in our efforts to promote a basis for a peaceful and durable settlement in Vietnam. We are also in touch with other interested Governments. But the way to peace is more likely to be found through patient, discreet diplomacy than by public pronouncements from the British Government.