HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 c15W
82. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal, having regard to the need for reconciliation between Katanga and the rest of the former Belgian Congo, and to the United Nations' responsibilities therein, if he will take steps at the United Nations to ensure that the acting Secretary General takes no unauthorised action which might lead to a worsening of the situation there.

Mr. Heath

During the Acting Secretary-General's visit to this country, the Prime Minister and my noble Friend the Foreign Secretary were able to have valuable talks with him on the whole question of the Congo. In these conversations, as on other occasions, the importance which Her Majesty's Government attach to the use of peaceful methods to achieve a solution in the Congo was stressed.

83. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal what proposals Her Majesty's Government have made at the United Nations in regard to the continuance in office of U Thant after the expiry of his present term of office as acting Secretary General.

Mr. Heath


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