HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 cc27-8
42. Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in view of the fact that the contract between the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and the Rio Tinto Corporation for the supply of uranium from South-West Africa is contrary to United Nations resolutions in the General Assembly and the Security Council, he will direct the Authority to terminate the contract.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

No, Sir.

Mr. Jenkins

Since the presence of South Africa in South-West Africa has been declared illegal by the United Nations, is not Government support of this proposal evidence of the fact that their support of the United Nations and their supposed abhorrence of apartheid are equally bogus?

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

The hon. Gentleman should address the question to his own Front Bench, since this project was authorised by the previous Government.