HC Deb 24 November 1964 vol 702 cc1083-4
Q6. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give directions to all Ministers that they should take no action which contravenes any resolution passed by the Security Council of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The Prime Minister

Decisions on all matters which have been the subject of resolutions passed by the Security Council or the General Assembly of the United Nations are a matter for the Cabinet.

Sir J. Langford-Holt

Would the Prime Minister agree that probably the most important of these resolutions is the Declaration of Human Rights, and can he tell me whether the Government propose to adhere to that declaration? Can he also give an assurance that, in the meantime, no action will be taken by any Minister contrary to that declaration?

The Prime Minister

I certainly agree with the hon. Gentleman about the importance of that declaration. I also agree with him about the urgency of coming to a decision about it.

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