HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 c961
20. Mr. Luard

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to support the Irish resolution in the United Nations General Assembly concerning the authorisation and financing of peace-keeping operations.

Mrs. White

I have nothing to add to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead (Mr. Whitaker) on 31st October [Vol. 735, c. 9.]

Mr. Luard

Does my hon. Friend agree that this particular Resolution would be both a most constructive and widely supported proposal for solving this very longstanding financial problem of the U.N.; and that the greatest contribution Her Majesty's Government could make to solving that problem would be by supporting that Resolution?

Mrs. White

We very much welcome the initiative of the Irish Government in putting forward these proposals, but my hon. Friend will be aware that there are certain difficulties involved, especially for permanent members of the Security Council.