HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc165-6W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals he has made regarding the relocation of the Secretariat of the United Nations Trade and Development Board.

Mr. George Thomson

Our Permanent Representative has been authorised to support the location of this Secretariat at United Nations headquarters in New York or Geneva, or its division between the two. This would have the advantage of efficiency, in that the organisation would be able to work closely with the United Nations Secretariat and other international organisations in the field of trade and development. It would also have the advantage of economy, in that the organisation could use the common services of the existing Secretariat. It is likely that a solution on these lines will achieve a consensus of support in the United Nations, where consultation with other countries is now in progress.