§ 41. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what decision has been taken with regard to proposing at the forthcoming assembly of the United Nations a world refugee year.
No decision has yet been taken on this matter. My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to be able to make a statement shortly.
§ Dame Irene Ward
In view of the need to get the matter settled—I hope, satisfactorily—may I ask whether there will be a statement before the House rises for the Summer Recess?
I cannot give my hon. Friend a guarantee, but it is my understanding that there is a considerable body of support for this proposal in the country. That is why we are giving this important matter urgent consideration.