HC Deb 16 February 1948 vol 447 c824
44. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will instruct the British representative on the Security Council to support the request of the United Nations Palestine Commission for the creation of an international force for use in Palestine.

Mr. McNeil

No such request, as far as my right hon. Friend is aware, has yet been made to the Security Council.

Mr. Warbey

In view of the fact that it has since been stated in the Press that the Palestine Commission have agreed that an international force will be required for use in Palestine, and in view of the shortness of time before the matter becomes really urgent, cannot my right hon. Friend seize the opportunity to cable proposals to the Security Council now?

Mr. McNeil

His Majesty's Government will make replies when the replies are appropriate, and at the appropriate place; that is, when application is made, and before the Security Council.

Mr. S. Silverman

Will my right hon. Friend undertake that they will not seek to evade difficulties by repudiating obligations?

Mr. McNeil

His Majesty's Government have continued to make it plain that on this subject they are taking their part in carrying out their obligations as a member of the United Nations.