Asia (U.K.-U.S. Policy)

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th May 1954.

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Photo of Mr Woodrow Wyatt Mr Woodrow Wyatt , Birmingham Aston 12:00 am, 13th May 1954

asked the Prime Minister whether he will now make a statement on the points of agreement and difference with the United States of America which have arisen over policy in Asia before and during the Geneva Conference.

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Woodford

The relations of Great Britain with other countries are a matter of constant thought and study and statements upon them are made to Parliament whenever it is thought that the public interest will be served thereby.

Photo of Mr Woodrow Wyatt Mr Woodrow Wyatt , Birmingham Aston

Why is the Prime Minister so secretive about all these matters? Why does he never give the House any information?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr

Why is the hon. Gentleman so impertinent?

Photo of Mr Woodrow Wyatt Mr Woodrow Wyatt , Birmingham Aston

Why have we to learn what is going on in Indo-China and Geneva from Mr. Dulles and from President Eisenhower's Press conferences? Is it not time that the right hon. Gentleman told the House something, so that we can have an influence on the policy of Her Majesty's Government?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Woodford

I am always glad when it falls to my lot and to my duty to make general statements to the House.