HC Deb 01 November 1954 vol 532 c5W
57. Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will propose an amendment to Article 100 of Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter by which members of the secretariat are required to swear an oath to discharge their functions and regulate their conduct with the interests of the United Nations only in view, and not to seek or accept instructions from any Government or authority external to the United Nations authority, in view of the fact that the oath contains a repudiation of their duties as British subjects when taken by British members of the secretariat.

Lord John Hope

No. Neither Article 100 nor the oath taken by the members of the United Nations Secretariat require British staff members to repudiate their duties as British subjects.