§ 50. Mr. Brockway
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will propose to the General Secretary of the United Nations that a goodwill mission to the Congo should be appointed composed of representatives of African States with a view to reaching agreement between the Central Government and Katanga and Stanleyville.
§ 54. Mr. Marten
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the proportion of the total cost of the United Nations activities in the Congo which is borne by the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Heath
The United States is assessed to pay 32.51 per cent. of the costs of the United Nations operation in the Congo; the United Kingdom, 7.78 per cent. Of the contributions so far paid to the United Nations, the United States contribution represents 51.5 per cent. and the United Kingdom contribution 12.4 per cent.
§ Mr. Brockway
asked the Lord Privy Seal on what grounds the delegate of the United Kingdom at the United Nations abstained from voting on the resolution authorising action to end the secession of Katanga from the Congo.106W
§ Mr. Heath
The operative paragraphs of the resolution were aimed solely at the Katanga, while we are opposed to secession everywhere in the Congo. It did not contain any specific reference to conciliation, to which we attach the highest importance. It contained no reference to the cease-fire agreement.