HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c215W
78. Mr. Peel

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in what ways and to what extent Her Majesty's Government intends to meet the obligations of membership of the Central Treaty Organisation and the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation after the withdrawal of British forces from the Middle East and South-East Asia in 1971.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

We shall continue our membership of both organisations. Any forces which it was decided to make available would come from the United Kingdom, the European area and the Mediterranean. We shall also continue to play our full part in the activities of these two Treaty Organisations in fields other than defence.