HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 cc481-2W
Q9. Mr. Zilliacus

asked the Prime Minister, since the Secretary General of the United Nations has declared that the resumption of the United States bombing in Vietnam has made the starting of negotiations more difficult, and the French Government and half the members of the Security Council, including Commonwealth members, have endorsed this view, whether he will now reconsider his support for that bombing.

The Prime Minister

I stated the Government's position in the Foreign Affairs debate on 8th February.

Q10. Mr. Zilliacus

asked the Prime Minister what assurances he received from President Johnson during his discussions on the United States peace offensive, as to the readiness of the United States Administration to nego- tiate with the South Vietnam National Liberation Front and to negotiate the implementation of the 1954 Geneva Agreements, providing for the unification of Vietnam and the withdrawal of all foreign forces and bases as part of the final settlement.

The Prime Minister

As my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary pointed out to my hon. Friend on 28th February, we are in constant contact with the United States Government about Vietnam. The United States' attitude on all the points raised in my hon. Friend's Question is made clear in their "Fourteen Points" announced last December.

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