Results 41–60 of 17033 for speaker:Mr R.A. Butler

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain: "Leander" Class Frigates (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: There were discussions on the subject of the provision of "Leander" type frigates. Those discussions have been suspended.

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain: News Agency Report (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: No, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain: News Agency Report (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: No, Sir. I think that the incident has been very much exaggerated. Her Majesty's Ambassador never made any official statement about Spanish domestic affairs, and I would not wish to do so now.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Africa (Sale of Arms) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: In his explanation of our vote in favour of the Security Council resolution of 18th June, the United Kingdom representative referred to paragraph 12 of the Resolution which deals with the supply of arms to South Africa. He repeated that Her Majesty's Government's policy remains as previously stated, that is not to export to South Africa arms which would enable the policy of apartheid to be...

Oral Answers to Questions — South Africa (Sale of Arms) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: As the Prime Minister said on 19th December, we supply parts for Saracens under the existing contracts but we intend to make no new contracts. All applications for spares are carefully scrutinised in the light of our declared policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Africa (Sale of Arms) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: What we must take is that the policy at present being carried out is as stated by the Prime Minister and as I have repeated it here.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Africa (Sale of Arms) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: There was an explanation of our vote at the United Nations on which I have given a full Answer in reply to the original Question. As for the Saracens, we do not intend to make any new contracts. We are simply fulfilling the existing contracts. As I added, all applications for spares are carefully scrutinised in the light of our policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Africa (Sale of Arms) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I could not give that information without notice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cyprus (Bases) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: None, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cyprus (Bases) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: We have had no representations from the Government of Cyprus or the other Governments concerned or from the United Nations. This does not come within the purview of the United Nations mediator. As these bases are valuable to us, I suggest that we go on as before.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cyprus (Bases) (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Yes, Sir, I can give that as an unqualified assurance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaysia and Indonesia (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: The Government of Thailand have already played a helpful part in facilitating contacts between Indonesia and Malaysia, and I have seen Press reports that the Thai Foreign Minister made new proposals for a settlement to the Indonesian Foreign Minister when the latter visited Bangkok on 8th and 9th July. I understand that Dr. Subandrio has since, however, expressed the view that negotiations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaysia and Indonesia (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: When in the Far East I did my best to encourage the Tokyo meeting to take place. Unfortunately, that meeting was not successful. With the approval of the Tunku, I would certainly be ready to submit any plan for consideration provided that it respects the independence and integrity of Malaysia.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Vietnam (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Hon. Members will have noted that President Johnson reiterated at his Press Conference on 24th July that the United States seeks no wider war.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Vietnam (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I do not think that the conditions for a conference are as yet satisfied, partly because at least one nation involved—namely, South Vietnam —would not attend. When I go to Moscow—by tomorrow—however, I hope to have conversations with the Soviet Government on this point, and I will bear in mind what is said in this House.

Oral Answers to Questions — South Vietnam (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Yes. I think that that depends upon the terms.

Oral Answers to Questions — Laos (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Those taking part agreed that the deteriorating military situation in Laos presented a grave threat to the peace of South-East Asia. They unanimously agreed to call on the Co-Chairmen, in the way each thought appropriate, to do everything in their power to urge all parties concerned to bring about an immediate cease-fire throughout the Kingdom, and to withdraw all forces to the positions...

Oral Answers to Questions — Laos (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Yes, Sir. We had hoped that the Polish proposals, which I was discussing up to Saturday evening, would be a preliminary, perhaps, to a wider conference. It now appears that the Soviet Government have certain definite views about an immediate wider conference, and it is precisely this problem which I shall be discussing tomorrow.

Oral Answers to Questions — Laos (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his sentiments. I certainly intend to press upon both Mr. Gromyko, who is my Co-Chairman, and Mr. Khrushchev, the importance of the Soviet Union not losing an interest in this area. We have hitherto had a wide measure of agreement with the Soviet Government on this area and it would be a great pity if that did not continue.

Oral Answers to Questions — Laos (27 Jul 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: I do not think that there is any intention of the British actually taking part in operations in South-East Asia. I will certainly bear in mind the rest of what the hon. Member has said.


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