HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 cc209-10W
Mr. Luard

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give an assurance that Her Majesty's Government recognise the 13-nation declaration on Laos signed at Geneva in 1962, as remaining binding on all the parties, irrespective of changes in the composition or political sympathies of the Government of Laos.

Mr. Padley

Yes. The 13-Nation Declaration, together with the statement by the Royal Government of Laos incorporated as an integral part of it, is expressed to constitute an international agreement. In the view of Her Majesty's Government this agreement remains binding on all the Governments concerned, including the Royal Government of Laos, irrespective of their current composition or political sympathies.