Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek a legal opinion as to whether the UN General Assembly resolution 2504, passed on 19 November 1969, precludes the UN Secretary-General from instigating a Review of the United Nations' own conduct in relation to the 1968–69 Act of Free Choice in West Papua; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Denis MacShane (Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Rotherham, Labour)
The resolution does not preclude the Secretary-General from instigating a review. I refer the hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Douglas Alexander) gave to him setting out the Government's approach to an investigation of the Act of Free Will on
We welcome Indonesian President Yudhoyono's undertaking in his inauguration speech on