HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 cc1060-2 The Security Council Having considered the first report by the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council Resolution S/4387 of 14 July, 1960. Appreciating the work of the Secretary-General and the support so readily and so speedily given to him by all Member States invited by him to give assistance. Noting that as stated by the Secretary General the arrival of the troops of the United Nations Force in Leopoldville has already had a salutary effect. Recognising that an urgent need still exists to continue and to increase such efforts. Considering that the complete restoration of law and order in the Republic of the Congo would effectively contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security. Recognising that the Security Council recommended the admission of the Republic of the Congo to membership in the United Nations as a unit. Calls upon the Government of Belgium to implement speedily the Resolution of the Council of July 14 on the withdrawal of their troops and authorises the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to this effect. Requests all States to refrain from any action which might tend to impede the restoration of law and order and the exercise by the Government of the Congo of its authority, and also to refrain from any action which might undermine the territorial integrity and political independence of the Republic of the Congo. Commends the Secretary-General for the prompt action he has taken to carry out Resolution S/4387 of the Security Council and his first report. Invites the Specialised Agencies of the United Nations to render to the Secretary-General all assistance that he may require. Requests the Secretary-General to report further to the Security Council as appropriate.
30. Dr. Stross

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will instruct the delegate of the United Kingdom at the United Nations to suggest that the United Nations should request all members who are able to do so to provide assistance in the Congo by way of transport, communications and food.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

This is unnecessary The Secretary-General is already doing this, with our full support.

Dr. Stross

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that we have noted that there has been some misunderstanding between the Soviet Union and the United States as to the rôle each might play in rendering assistance, and will he, therefore, accept the purport of this question, which is to urge that it would be desirable that we should make representations that everyone should help with the minimum amount of personnel and the maximum amount of food and general assistance?

Mr. Lloyd

This is the very definite policy of the Secretary-General, who has asked that all members able to do so should provide assistance in the Congo by way of transport, communications and food. As regards military personnel, it has been decided, quite rightly, I think, not to ask the permanent members of the Security Council to supply contingents.

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