§ 50. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Lord Privy Seal what assistance the United Nations' are giving to relieve unemployment and provide food and seed for the people of Katanga; and what new measures are being taken to preserve law and order.
§ Mr. Smithers
I know of no United Nations scheme for providing food and seed in Katanga. Unemployment is regarded by the United Nations as the responsibility of the Central and Provincial Governments, to whom, however, United Nations advice is always available.
As regards law and order, the United Nations recently instituted mobile patrols on the main roads. A decision has also been taken to arm Elisabethville police taking part in mixed patrols at night.