Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that in recent years S.E.A.T.O. has become something of a dead duck? Is it not just as important to revive this alliance and make it effective as it is to make statements about Britain's intention of remaining east of Suez?
I do not agree with the hon. Member's estimate. As he knows, the annual conference of S.E.A.T.O. occurs somewhat later this year, and if there are changes or improvements they can then be considered.