HC Deb 26 November 1956 vol 561 cc26-7
20. Mr. F. M. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that no Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on the Hungarian situation has yet been implemented by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and what further steps Her Majesty's Government have under consideration to remedy this state of affairs.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Yes, Sir. The United Kingdom representative will continue to give full support to the Resolutions already adopted at the United Nations.

Mr. Bennett

As I understand the reply, it confirms that the Soviet Union has not taken notice of anything. Does not this tragic situation reveal that when the Foreign Secretary recently in the House forecast United Nations impotence in the matter, he was not guilty of cynicism, as alleged by right hon. Gentlemen opposite, but was telling the whole, grim, unpalatable truth?

Mr. Dodds-Parker

I hope that the United Nations will accept this challenge and do its utmost to do something about it.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Would not incomparably the greatest service we could render to Hungary be for us to set an example by accepting United Nations Resolutions?

Mr. Dodds-Parker

No, Sir. However much some right hon. and hon. Gentlemen opposite may disagree with us over what is happening in Suez, I hope they will not in any way seek to weaken the stand taken by the United Nations over Hungary.