HC Deb 14 July 1958 vol 591 c822
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.

Commander Noble

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?

Commander Noble

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.