§ 56. Lady Tweedsmuir
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what were the considerations that led Her Majesty's Government to agree to postpone a decision on the issues involved in Article 19 of the United Nations Charter, involving member States' financial contributions.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
Her Majesty's Government believed that it would have been wrong to compel the Assembly to vote on 165W the application of Article 19 whilst there remained a possibility of a negotiated solution. We considered that the outcome whichever way the vote went would have done more harm to the United Nations than a further postponement. The overwhelming majority of members shared this view.