§ 46. Brigadier Rayner
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what countries have made landings in British Antarctica; how many have been made in the case of each such country; and whether in each case foreign personnel are still in possession.
§ The Minister of State (Mr. Younger)
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies to a similar Question on 13th June.
§ Brigadier Rayner
Would His Majesty's Government now do what we have urged for a long time from this side of the House, that is, take a stronger line with regard to these impertinent intrusions, and thus halt the catastrophic fall in our prestige which has led to the recent happenings in the Middle East?
§ Mr. Younger
I do not accept the comment made by the hon. and gallant Gentleman. The position of His Majesty's Government in this matter has already been fully explained on several occasions.
§ Sir H. Williams
Could the right hon. Gentleman tell me why his boss never answers Questions in the House?