§ Mr. Marquand
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding further consideration of the Vietnam conflict by the United Nations, in view of the fact that the Security Council has been seized of the problem since 1964.
§ Mr. George Brown
I have all along been in favour of action through the United Nations. I regret that this has been stifled by the North Vietnamese stand that the United Nations had no part to play. I am ready to bring the United Nations into play in promoting a negotiated settlement or in encouraging effective negotiations as soon as this seems realistic. As my hon. Friend knows, I am ready at all times to activate the machinery of the Geneva Conference, of which I am Co-Chairman or any other machinery which might lead to a solution. I wish my Co-Chairman could be persuaded to take the same view.