HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 cc15-6W
54. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply was given by the United Nations to the Imam of Yemen's invitation to send observers to verify the bombing by Egyptian MIG and Ilyushin aircraft of Shahara, near Hajja; whether he is aware that such bombing has lately been intensified; and what information he has about the action proposed to be taken by the United Nations to secure the observation of international conventions on the conduct of warfare thus violated and the fulfilment of the disengagement agreement.

Mr. Mathew

I am not aware of any such invitation from the Imam to the Secretary-General, or of any reply. My information is that aircraft from Yemeni Republican territory continue bombing. I cannot say whether this has increased.

No action has been taken in the United Nations about possible violation of international conventions on warfare. The Secretary-General's report of 3rd March said that his Special Representative had called the United Arab Republic's urgent attention to the increase in their forces this year.