§ 37. Mr. Brian Parkyn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further steps he proposes to take to ensure that China now gains admission into membership of the United Nations at the earliest opportunity.
§ Mr. George Brown
The speech I made recently to the United Nations General Assembly in New York should leave no doubt that I believe that the People's Republic of China should occupy the Chinese seat at the United Nations as soon as possible. Our representative at the United Nations will vote in this sense when the question is raised.
§ Mr. Brown
That raises the question whether under the Charter this is an important question or not. It is very hard to declare that it is not; yet, by not declaring that it is not, the result is as my hon. Friend says. I am thinking about that, but I am pretty sure that at the moment we should vote for China's admission and vote also as recognising that the admission would be an important matter.