HC Deb 22 May 1963 vol 678 cc33-4W
38. Mr. Kershaw

asked the Lord Privy Seal what reply has been sent to the United Nations Organisation's proposal to send a mission to Aden.

Mr. Godber

The Committee of Twenty-Four has been informed that Her Majesty's Government are unable to agree to this proposal.

49. Mr. Wall

asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations the United Nations Committee of Twenty-Four has made about Southern Rhodesia and Aden; what replies were given; and whether the Committee has stated its desire to visit any other British territory prior to the 18th General Assembly.

Mr. Godber

As regards Southern Rhodesia, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State made on 25th April to the hon. Gentleman the Member for Eton and Slough (Mr. F. Brockway). Since then the Sub-committee's report on their visit to London has been presented to the Committee of Twenty-Four but has not yet been discussed. Copies of the report are in the Library of the House.

On Aden, the Committee of Twenty-Four have been informed, as I said in my earlier reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Stroud (Mr. Kershaw), that Her Majesty's Government are unable to agree to the proposal that a Subcommittee should visit Aden.

The answer to the last part of the Question is "No."