§ 49. Mr. Sandys
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action Her Majesty's Government have taken, or propose to take, to help the Federation of South Arabia defend itself against external attack after independence, in addition to the financial assistance already announced.
§ Mr. George Thomson
We consider that the additional financial assistance to which the right hon. Gentleman has referred is generous and will make a substantial contribution to the defence of South Arabia after independence. It is not the intention of Her Majesty's Government to enter into any other arrangements for the defence of South Arabia after independence.