asked the Prime Minister in view of the need to ensure greater support from countries in the Far East, as well as from those in Africa, for the foreign policy of Her Majesty's Government, if he will arrange to visit the Far East at an early date.
While considering the proposal, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the fact that many people, including many of our official people right throughout the Far East, take the view that with our preoccupation with African problems, the problems of the Far East are being overlooked? Does he realise how welcome would be a visit from him in order that the people can see that aspects affecting both Africa and the Far East receive full consideration?
As I believe the House knows, I had very much hoped to make a visit to Malaya, because I would then have succeeded, as Prime Minister, in visiting every Commonwealth country. If I were able to fit that visit in, as I hoped, it would give me an opportunity to go to other countries in the Far East.
I should feel that a rather wounding question if it were not for the fact that the right hon. Gentleman spends so much time, in his questions, in hoping that I have more time to answer my Questions every week.