HC Deb 06 November 1961 vol 648 cc21-2W
56. Mr. Brockway

asked the Lord Privy Seal what resolutions on the dispute between France and Tunisia regarding the Bizerta base were submitted to the United Nations General Assembly; which resolution was carried; which delegations voted in favour, against, or abstained; and how the United Kingdom delegate voted.

Mr. Heath

A single resolution was submitted to the United Nations General Assembly, in its Special Session. This resolution, which was drawn up by a group of mainly African and Asian States, urged France to implement the earlier Security Council resolution, recognised Tunisia's right to call for the withdrawal of French troops and called on France and Tunisia to enter into immediate negotiations. It was adopted by 66 votes to nil, with 30 abstentions. The United Kingdom was among those abstaining.