§ 119. Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last reviewed Her Majesty's Government's aid and development embargo on Vietnam.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Government's policy on Vietnam is kept under constant review. The announced withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Cambodia is one consideration in resuming an aid programme to Vietnam. In his speech on 31 July to the international conference on Cambodia in Paris the then Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Major) said that Britain also expected the Vietnamese Government to fulfil their responsibilities towards their own people and to their neighbours before we would be prepared to consider contributing to a programme of assistance for Vietnam.