HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 cc745-6
16. Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make representations to the United Nations Secretary-General for the early release of the film, "Blue Vanguard," so that the history and work of the United Nations Force in the Middle East may be made more widely known.

Commander Noble

No, Sir.

Mr. Swingler

Will not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman at any rate find out who is holding up the release of this very interesting film about the attitude of the United Nations organisation and its handling of the course and consequence of the Suez war? The Minister has denied that the Foreign Office has made any objection to its release. Does it mean that it has been blackballed by one or two Governments in the United Nations and that a film specially made to advertise the achievements of the United Nations cannot be released?

Commander Noble

As I think has been made clear to the hon. Member in previous Answers, release is a matter for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has a lot of films and other material available to him and it is up to him to decide when it should be released.