§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on his recent London Conference on Far Eastern defence.
§ Lord Balniel
I would refer the hon. Member to my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Skipton (Mr. Drayson) on 19th April. The main purpose of the meeting was to approve the framework of the Five-Power defence arrangements which will come into effect on 1st November, 1971; and this was successfully achieved.—[Vol. 815, c. 347–349.]