HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc1907-8
41. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has received about the attitude towards the application of sanctions against Rhodesia of the 50 Governments who, according to the report of the Secretary-General dated 24th February, had not by that date replied to his approach on the subject.

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. William Rodgers)

On 9th of March the Secretary-General circulated an addendum to his report of 21st February which reveals that a further 18 countries have indicated that they have taken or are about to take measures to ensure compliance with the Security Council resolution of 16th December last.

Mr. Campbell

Will the Foreign Secretary make sure that the latest information about this is obtained from the United Nations and made available to the House?

Mr. Rodgers

I think that the information which I have just given is the latest available, and a copy of the addendum to which I referred has already been placed in the Library.

Mr. Whitaker

What is being done to ensure the compliance of Iran and Portugal, whose respective supply and transportation of petrol are crucial to the whole success of the Rhodesian operation?

Mr. Rodgers

The whole matter is going very hopefully at present, and I do not think that any further initiative by Her Majesty's Government would be appropriate for the time being.