HC Deb 17 July 1967 vol 750 cc160-1W
44. Mr. Walters

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will instruct the British representative at the United Nations to propose that, in the future, no peacekeeping operations of the United Nations should be wound up without the approval of the United Nations organisation which originally authorised them.

Mr. George Brown

It has been a precept of United Nations peacekeeping operations that the consent of the host country or countries is essential. It is unlikely that any future United Nations peacekeeping operation could be mounted on any other basis.

68. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, in the light of the failure of the United Nations during the recent conflict to identify any aggressor or succour any victims and of the need for an effective world body, he will propose amendments to the constitution of the United Nations.

Mr. George Brown

I do not accept the criticism of the United Nations implicit in the hon. Member's Question.

On his main point, I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Ogden) on 12th June.—[Vol. 748, c. 69–71.]

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