HC Deb 06 November 1950 vol 480 cc16-7W
73. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he expects that the Draft Convention on the status of refugees proposed by the Economic and Social Council will be discussed by the General Assembly of the United Nations; and what instructions have been given to the representative of His Majesty's Government as to the attitude he is to take up in the matter.

Mr. Ernest Davies

I am unable to say when this Convention will be discussed by the General Assembly. It must first come before the Third Committee which is unlikely to discuss it before the present debate on human rights is completed. It is not customary to disclose instructions given to the United Kingdom Delegation to the United Nations but I can say that His Majesty's Government approves in broad terms of the draft Convention.