§ 84. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will publish a White Paper stating exactly United Kingdom commitments in South-East Asia and obligations by treaty with the United States of America in both the South-East Asia zone and in the Straits of Formosa.
§ Mr. Ian Harvey
Our only defence commitments in South-East Asia are those contained in the Manila Treaty for Collective Defence in South-East Asia (South-East Asia Treaty Organisation) and the Agreement on External Defence and Mutual Assistance with the Government of the Federation of Malaya. The texts of these agreements have already been published as White Papers (Com-72W mand 265 and Command 263, respectively).
As regards the second half of the Question, the United States Government are a co-signatory of the Manila Treaty. Her Majesty's Government have no treaty obligations in respect of the Straits of Formosa, which are outside the area covered by the Manila Treaty.