HC Deb 16 November 1960 vol 630 cc36-7W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Lord Privy Seal how the British delegates on the Credentials Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations voted on the resolution to seat President Kasavubu's delegation as representing the Congo; and which delegations voted in favour, which against, and which abstained on each occasion.

Mr. Godber

The United Kingdom is not at present represented on the Credentials Committee at the General Assembly.

Two votes were taken on this resolution: The first was a procedural vote, and five members (Costa Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Spain and the United States) voted in favour of discussing the question, three (the United Arab Republic, Morocco and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) voted against, and New Zealand abstained. The second vote endorsed the credentials of President Kasavubu's delegation, with six (Costa Rica, Spain, Haiti, the Philippines, U.S.A. and New Zealand) voting in favour, one (U.S.S.R.) against and two abstentions (U.A.R. and Morocco).