Oral Answers to Questions — Persian Gulf

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr George Thomson Mr George Thomson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

Our rôle in the Trucial States is as the protecting Power in matters of external affairs. It has always been clear that we do not have a responsibility for internal affairs and in this case the change of Ruler was made according to the traditional practice.