HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc899-900
14. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has received the report of the United Nations Committee on sanctions; and what recommendations he will make to the United Nations with regard to South Africa.

72. Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action has been taken in response to the United Nations Committee's Report on sanctions; and if he will make a statement.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Michael Stewart)

The Security Council has not yet received the report. It expects it soon. Until it does, I cannot say what recommendations, if any, Her Majesty's Government will make to the United Nations.

Mr. Wall

Is it not clear that effective economic sanctions can be imposed only by naval blockade, which means war, and will Her Majesty's Government make quite clear to the United Nations that Britain will have none of this?

Mr. Stewart

The position as regards economic sanctions was made perfectly clear by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 25th November and 3rd December last.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Will the Foreign Secretary make clear that the present Government still believe in trade with South Africa?

Mr. Stewart

I refer the hon. Gentleman to what I have just said on this matter.

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