HC Deb 20 May 1968 vol 765 c2W
25. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what steps are now being taken by Her Majesty's Government to secure the reopening of the Suez Canal, in view of its importance to British shipping and to the cost of freight on many British imports and exports.

Mr. M. Stewart

Her Majesty's Government are continuing to give their whole-hearted support to Dr. Gunnar Jarring in his efforts to promote a settlement in the Middle East on the basis of the Security Council Resolution of the 22nd of November, 1967. The necessity of guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international waterways was, of course, one of the provisions of the Resolution.