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Egypt (Propaganda)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1957.

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Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole 12:00 am, 19th November 1957

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the Egyptian claim for £71 million for the events of last autumn, how much this country is claiming for the damage done as a result of the "Voice of Cairo" and other methods of propaganda used by Colonel Nasser.

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

No claims of the kind referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend have, been presented by the Egyptians to us or by us to them.

Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole

Does my right hon. Friend agree that had it not been for the policies advocated by the "Voice of Cairo" there need have been no Suez war and no damage at all?

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

That raises rather wider questions.