HC Deb 12 July 1965 vol 716 cc15-6W
60. Mr. Philip Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the Security Council of the United Nations is expected to discuss the political aspects of the San Domingo situation; and what proposals Her Majesty's Government's delegate has made for the re-establishment in that country of constitutional democratic government.

Mr. Padley

My noble Friend has made no proposals of the kind indicated. The re-establishment of constitutional democratic government is a matter for the Dominican people themselves. The Organisation of American States, which is a regional agency for purposes of the United Nations Charter, is assisting in the creation of conditions in which the Dominicans may be able to achieve this end at the earliest possible moment.

The Security Council debate on the situation in the Dominican Republic has been concerned with securing and maintaining a cease-fire. It has stood adjourned since 21st June and can be resumed whenever a majority of Council members decide that there are grounds for doing so.