§ 71. Mr. Anthony Royle
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement of the progress of Her Majesty's Government's negotiations for an end to the confrontation with Indonesia.
§ Mr. Bottomley
We greatly welcome the recently improved prospects for an ending, by negotiation, of the Indonesian confrontation of Malaysia and Singapore. As the House recognises, Her Majesty's Government cannot negotiate on behalf of Malaysia and Singapore, but we are in touch with the parties and stand ready to help in any way we properly can.