HC Deb 10 May 1944 vol 399 c1876
3. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether consideration is being given to the best means of continuing in the post-war period the present closely-knit organisation of international force among the Allies for the preservation of the peace of the world through a United Nations police force.

Mr. Eden

The question of the preservation of world peace is being considered in accordance with Article 4 of the Moscow Declaration of October, 1943. I am not however at present able to state what methods will be employed to carry out the intention of the signatories.

Mr. Mander

May I ask whether it has been considered, not only by the Big Three, but by the United Nations as a whole?

Mr. Eden

The Moscow Declaration expressed what we proposed to do. We thought we had better start that way.

Mr. Petherick

Is it not best to maintain the "present closely-knit organisation of international force among the Allies" without wasting time on any nonsense about an international police force?

Mr. Eden

I do not think they are incompatible.