§ Mr. George Brown
I do not exclude the possibility of putting forward proposals for reform at the right time. The problem at present is much more the lack of will amongst the membership to make the Organisation effective, than any structural deficiencies in it.
§ Mr. Brown
I do not think I agree with my hon. Friend that the need at the moment is to reform the Charter. I think that the need at the moment is to try to produce some will to make the Charter work. As to the second part of the question, I do not think I agree that one should divide members of the United Nations into friendly Governments and unfriendly Governments. I think that one has to work with them all.
§ Mr. G. Campbell
Can the right hon. Gentleman make any report on progress towards agreement on the validity of and procedure for peace-keeping operations?
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Will my right hon. Friend consider proposing that there should be quarterly meetings of the Security Council, with Foreign Ministers as delegates, in accordance with Article 28(2) of the Charter, so that disputes like that between Israel and the Arabs can be dealt with at the proper level of authority and in time to prevent them leading to war, as the recent dispute did?
§ Mr. Brown
I doubt whether statutory meetings of that kind would help, but I assure my right hon. Friend, having very much in mind the arguments which he has urged on me for some time now, 71 that I am keeping in mind the question whether an early meeting of the Security Council at Foreign Minister level would be a good thing.
§ Mr. Evelyn King
Will the right hon. Gentleman accept that the way in which the General Assembly works, giving equal voting power to Togoland and to Great Britain, divorces power from responsibility?