HC Deb 18 January 1968 vol 756 c660W
36. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make an approach to President Nasser with a view to effecting the immediate release of the ships trapped in the Bitter Lakes.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts:

The United Arab Republic authorities have announced that they intend to arrange for the release of the ships; and the United Arab Republic official spokesman is reported to have said yesterday that it was hoped that work to release them could begin in approximately ten days.

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