15 MARCH 1957, Page 4

Canal Intelligence

FOR US in Europe it is a matter of vital importance to maintain the canal as an international waterway. —Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, October 12,1956.

IT IS NO exaggeration to say that this is a matter of survival for us as a trading nation.---Sir Anthony Eden, October 15, 1956.

4... an international waterway so essential to the economic life, standard of living and employment of this and other countries.'—Motion in House of Commons, September 13,1956.

WE HAVE been able to show that the use of the canal is far less vital to us than many people thought and felt. a few months ago.—Mr. Harold Watkinson, March 12,1957.