HC Deb 14 December 1961 vol 651 c89W
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 The request by the Acting Secretary-General has since been withdrawn.