HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c115W
74. Mr. Swingler

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations why the United Kingdom delegate on the Political Committee of the United Nations voted for the South African resolution declaring that the United Nations was not competent to consider the policy of racial segregation.

Mr. J. Foster

The vote of the United Kingdom delegate was cast in accordance with the policy indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for South Ayrshire on 23rd October, namely, that it is the view of the United Kingdom that the matter lies essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of the Union Government and is, therefore, outside the competence of the United Nations.