United Nations Charter (Review)

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th March 1972.

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Photo of Mr David Knox Mr David Knox , Leek 12:00 am, 27th March 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when Her Majesty's Government intend to answer the United Nations Secretary-General's request for their views on the United Nations Charter review; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham

As I told the House on 13th December, the Secretary-General has invited us to reply before 1st July. It is our intention to do so.—[Vol. 828, c. 1.]

Photo of Mr David Knox Mr David Knox , Leek

Do Her Majesty's Government intend to consult the United States Government about this matter, including the recent Senate resolution?

Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham

We are always in close consultation with the United States Government on matters affecting the United Nations. I presume that my hon. Friend is referring to a draft resolution, which has not yet been discussed by Congress. Obviously we will have this in mind. But it is the generality of the problem which we have been discussing so far with our colleagues in the United States.