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Foreign Affairs

Part of Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1961.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 31st July 1961

Our relations with Kuwait are governed by the agreement which I announced on 19th June. Under the terms of one of its sub-paragraphs we carry out consultations with the Ruler, and under the terms of another he has the right to ask us for assistance. As for costs, in accordance with the Arab tradition of hospitality the Ruler is covering the local costs of the Forces.