§ 26. Mr. Bing
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will take the initiative in having set up a regional organisation for South-East Asia, confined to and including all States in that area, of a type similar to that existing on the American Continent to which the Security Council can delegate its authority.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
I have nothing to add to what my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary said in his speech on 23rd June.
§ Mr. Bing
The Minister has just said that a regional organisation is the simplest and best method of dealing with these matters. Will he not now use his initiative in setting up, for the South-East Asian States, an arrangement of a type similar to that of the Monroe Powers on the American Continent, to which all such matters can be referred?