HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 c206W
60. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why, in view of the fact that it is Government policy to seat the representatives of the Peking Government in the United Nations, the United Kingdom representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation voted against a resolution to admit Communist Chinese delegates to that body.

Mrs. White

The proposal before U.N.E.S.C.O. which the United Kingdom Delegation supported, was that no action be taken on any proposal to change the representation of China at this Session. We believe that the People's Republic of China should occupy the China seat in the United Nations and also in the specialised agencies. But a decision of this sort ought first to be taken in the General Assembly.

The explanation of vote made by the United Kingdom delegation has been placed in the Library.