HC Deb 19 December 1966 vol 738 c178W
39. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action the Government will now take in the attempt to reach a solution to the problems of organising and financing United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Mrs. White

The Special Political Committee adopted on 14th December three resolutions on this question, the texts of which are in the Library. The debate in Plenary has not yet ended. Her Majesty's Government will wish to consider in consultation with other interested Governments, how these resolutions might best be followed up.

Mr. Luard

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress Her Majesty's Government have made in the action they are taking to secure the establishment of a United Nation's peacekeeping fund.

Mrs. White

Under a resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17th December, with the support of the United Kingdom, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping is requested,inter alia, to continue the comprehensive review of the whole question, including the various methods of financing peacekeeping operations. The committee may consider, amongst others, proposals to establish a peacekeeping fund, although, as I made clear to my hon. Friend in an Answer on 31st October, the establishment of such a fund can only follow the resolution of the present fundamental divergencies of view about how it might be used.