Is not a peace-keeping force urgently needed to stop the carnage in Nigeria? Would the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that more than half the United Nations force in Cyprus, who have done such a wonderful job, is British and that if in the future we concentrate on Episkopi the other Sovereign Base Area at Dhekelia would make a first-class Commonwealth force base?
I agree with the tribute which the hon. Gentleman paid to what has been achieved in Cyprus, not least by the British Services out there. His question, however, refers to a standing Commonwealth peace-keeping force. We have made clear our willingness to participate in a peace-keeping force in Nigeria. The arguments against a permanent peace-keeping force would be much more difficult to overcome, because one could never envisage the peculiar circumstances in which it might have to be used.
It would not exactly be a simple flag if it had to represent all the colours. In addition to the usual practice of displaying flags in Parliament Square, I would be happy to invite the hon. Gentleman in a month's time to Marlborough House, where there is no difficulty in accommodating even the flags of all the 28 Sovereign Commonwealth countries.