§ Mr. Dean
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what action Her Majesty's Government is taking to help bring about a settlement in Nigeria; and, following his discussions with the Minister representing the Nigerian Government, what is now Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding the continuing supply of arms.
§ Mr. George Thomson
As has been stated on a number of occasions, Her Majesty's Government are fully supporting the peace moves being made by Mr. Arnold Smith, the Commonwealth Secretary-General and others. We have frequently declared our willingness to help in any way which both sides might desire in order to get peace talks going. I have nothing to add to my previous statements on the supply of arms.