HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 cc329-30W
Q16. Mr. Heffer

asked the Prime Minister, in view of the official policy of the United States Government as expressed by President Johnson ruling out the idea of a neutral South Vietnam, if he will make a further statement on the British Government's policy towards United States policy in Vietnam.

Q17. Mr. Gardner

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the policy of the Government of the United States of America, as recently stated by the President, to accept nothing less than a Korean type partition of Vietnam, he will give an assurance that it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to seek unconditional talks about the future of that country.

The Prime Minister

I know of no such statements of United States policy and indeed as I said in answer to a Supplementary Question yesterday the United States Government have informed us that they are prepared, willing and anxious to enter into discussions without conditions. I would ask my hon. Friends not to accept all Press reports on these questions at their face value.