HC Deb 25 July 1962 vol 663 c155W
72. Mr. Eden

asked the Lord Privy Seal what protests have been made by Her Majesty's Government in the United Nations concerning the build-up of United Nations forces in Katanga; and if the will make a statement.

Mr. Smithers

The deployment of forces in the Congo is a matter within the competence of the United Nations Commander. As the House is aware, Her Majesty's Government have consistently stressed to the United Nations the importance which they attach to the use of peaceful methods to achieve a solution in the Congo. We have also urged upon both the United Nations and the Katangan authorities the necessity of avoiding incidents.