§ Mr. Warbey
asked the Lord Privy Seal on what date he first received a request from the United Nations for the provision of 24 1,000 lb. bombs for the use of United Nations aircraft in the Congo; and on what date he acceded to the request.
§ Mr. Heath
The first news of the United Nations' request reached Her Majesty's Government on 21st October. Thereafter they engaged in confidential discussions with the United Nations Secretariat. A decision was made on 8th December. The request by the Acting Secretary-General has since been withdrawn.