HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 c34
57. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the United Nations Committee on the ending of Colonialism has applied to visit Aden, or to send a representative there.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Mrs. Eirene White)

Yes, Sir, on several occasions.

Mr. Campbell

While I support the Foreign Secretary in his rejection of the Resolution on Aden which was passed by this Committee, may I ask the Minister now to repudiate the intemperate criticism which her party levelled at the Conservative Government for taking similar action concerning the United Nations and territories for which the United Kingdom is responsible?

Mrs. White

We have resisted representations from this Committee on Aden, but the House will be glad to know that the Secretary-General of the United Nations has recently appointed a distinguished Sudanese, Mr. Omar Adeel, as his special representative to assist him in carrying out the responsibilities in relation to South Arabia entrusted to him by the General Assembly. We have told the Secretary-General that this is welcome.