• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. GEORGE THOMSON, RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY (14 JANUARY) FROM HIS?

  • Description

    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. GEORGE THOMSON, RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY (14 JANUARY) FROM HIS MISSION TO SOUTH EAST ASIA, AUSTRALIA, AND NEW ZEALAND, WHERE HE HAS BEEN EXPLAINING BRITAIN'S PLANS TO QUICKEN HER DEFENCE WITHDRAWAL IN THE FAR EAST. HE REITERATED AT LONDON AIRPORT THAT THE CABINET WOULD NOT TAKE A FINAL DECISION ON DEFENCE CUTS UNTIL HE HAD REPORTED THE VIEWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED.

    ONE OF THE PRIME MINISTERS INVOLVED, MR. LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE, HAS FLOWN TO LONDON AND WILL LATER TODAY URGE THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, TO SLOW DOWN THE WITHDRAWAL.

    MR. THOMSON DESCRIBED THE RECEPTION OF HIS ARGUMENTS IN THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES HE VISITED ON THE EIGHT-DAY TOUR:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA148T28HANJ1AGMXN0QX0BSROW
    Media URN:
    VLVA148T28HANJ1AGMXN0QX0BSROW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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