HC Deb 29 January 1962 vol 652 c52W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the United Nations about the deaths of missionaries in Katanga, having regard to the weakening of the Katanga administration in the affected area as a result of United Nations activities; and whether he will urge the United Nations to enable the Katanga gendarmerie to restore order throughout the province and to this end to support the provision of such foreign officers and advisers as the Katanga Government may wish to employ.

Mr. Godber

Her Majesty's Consul in Elisabethville has expressed his concern at the situation in North Katanga to the United Nations representative and General Lundula is flying to Kongolo with United Nations investigators.

With regard to the second part of the Question, until such time as the Kitona Agreement is approved I see little chance of either side permitting the gendarmerie of the other to operate in the territory it at present controls.