Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1955.
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asked the Minister of Defence what stage has now been reached in the evacuation of British forces from the Suez Canal base.
The evacuation of forces from the Canal Zone base is now about two-thirds complete.
Can my right hon. and learned Friend assure the House that proper plans and arrangements have been made for the possible re-entry of British Forces into the base in conditions mentioned in the Suez Agreement?
As my hon. Friend knows, the withdrawal at present taking place is
pursuant to the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement of 19th October, 1954. It is that Agreement which we are carrying out at present.
Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman tell us approximately when the arrangements will be completed?
The right hon. Gentleman will remember the date. I think the evacuation was to be completed in June next year.
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