HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 c92W
60. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will follow the example recently given by the Governments of the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Roumania, which announced during the Twenty-Second Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organisation that they were organising seminars in their respective countries to consider certain aspects of human rights, by holding similar seminars in Great Britain.

Lord John Hope

Her Majesty's Government do not propose to organise seminars on this subject at the present time. The programme of seminars on human rights under United Nations auspices has only recently been instituted, and Her Majesty's Government prefer to see how it progresses before considering further the question of their participation in it. They have already offered to do their best to meet any requests for the services of experts.