Oral Answers to Questions — Japan (Allied Council)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Mr Ronald Chamberlain Mr Ronald Chamberlain , Lambeth Norwood 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will publish an account of the discussions and decisions to date of the Allied Council for Japan.

Mr. McNeil:

The meetings of the Allied Council for Japan are held at fortnightly intervals in Tokyo and are open to the public and the Press. It would therefore seem unnecessary for me to attempt to duplicate the records of their proceedings.

Photo of Mr Ronald Chamberlain Mr Ronald Chamberlain , Lambeth Norwood

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether he does not feel that some action in this matter is called for, since a large number of us are extremely worried by what is going on in that part of the Pacific?

Mr. McNeil:

I sympathise with, and can quite understand, the worries, but I cannot see that a further publication of these proceedings, which are available quite freely, would help to solve these worries.