HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc313-4W
Q8. Mr. Driberg

asked the Prime Minister what response there has been to the Commonwealth Peace Mission's appeal to all parties concerned with the conflict in Vietnam to show the utmost restraint in military operations; to what extent this appeal is being supported, by diplomatic or other means, by Her Majesty's Government; and if he will inform the President of the United States that the escalation of the United States offensive in Vietnam, and the continued use of napalm and other weapons of mass destruction, are not compatible with his original statement welcoming this Commonwealth initiative.

Q10. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister when the Commonwealth Vietnam Mission is going to Washington to present to President Johnson the appeal for military restraint which was presented to Mr. Kosygin on 23rd June.

The Prime Minister

The appeal has been communicated to all the Governments concerned, asking for restraint at least during the period the Mission is engaged on its work, so as to provide the best possible atmosphere for a successful outcome.

Q11. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister why the Commonwealth Vietnam Mission is not meeting U Thant in Geneva this week, in accordance with his earlier announcement.

The Prime Minister

As my hon. Friend is no doubt now aware, I am to meet the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly in London on 9th July. I have invited the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and the High Commissioners of Ghana and Nigeria to be present.