§ 39. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that, despite the United Nations disengagement agreement, Egyptian reinforcements have been sent to Yemen; what consequential action has been taken at the United Nations; and what United Nations observers have been posted at the airfields and ports of Yemen.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
In his report of 3rd March, the Secretary-General of the United Nations described an increase in the United Arab Republican forces which he estimated at one to two thousand men. The Secretary-General's Special Representative has drawn the attention of the United Arab Republican authorities to the unfortunate impression created by the increase. The deployment of United Nations observers includes three, plus the headquarters staff, at San'a, two at Sa'da and one at the port of Hodeida. The main airfields are at Hodeida and San'a.