HC Deb 02 March 1955 vol 537 c2036
9. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action has been taken through the United Nations Organisation by Her Majesty's Government directed specifically to bringing to an end the attacks on Chinese shipping and installations by the forces of the Formosa administration, as a threat to peace.

Mr. Turton

On 31st January the Government of New Zealand brought the hostilities (which included attacks on shipping) in the area of the islands off the China coast to the notice of the Security Council as a situation likely to endanger international peace and security. Her Majesty's Government through the United Kingdom delegate gave full support to their initiative.

Mr. Donnelly

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that we read day after day in the newspapers about attacks being made on Chinese Government installations by the Formosa authorities, and is he not further aware that so long as this goes on it is a constant threat to peace? What are the British Government doing outside the United Nations, as well as inside, to stop these attacks?

Mr. Turton

The Question asked what we were doing within the United Nations. We have made it clear that it is our aim to put an end to the fighting on both sides to ensure that we get peace in this area. The hon. Gentleman will realise that the Security Council is still seized of this matter.

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