HC Deb 28 June 1962 vol 661 c166W
34. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will make a statement on the recent United Nations debate on Southern Rhodesia.

Mr. P. Thomas

The debate on Southern Rhodesia is still in progress. The attitude of Her Majesty's Government, which has been made clear by our representative in New York, is that those proceedings exceed the terms of the Charter and might cause harm in Southern Rhodesia. We regret that the Assembly saw fit to flout their own rules in order to have the item inscribed on the agenda and we have pointed out that no situation exists in Southern Rhodesia which could possibly justify the matter being treated as urgent.

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