HC Deb 08 May 1967 vol 746 cc153-5W
66. Mr. Francis Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what arrangements he has made for the United Nations Special Mission on Aden to continue its work and to revisit Southern Arabia; what discussions there have been between the United Kingdom

dom for the years from 1960 to 1966 showing the number of young entrants under 18 years of age to agriculture and horticulture who entered this industry as their first employment, and the percentage these numbers represented of all young entrants to employment.

Mr. Fernyhough

The following table shows the information for the regions as constituted at the reference dates. Changes in regional boundaries do not substantially affect comparability for regions of the same name. The sum of the figures for Midland, North Midlands and East and West Ridings in 1960–61 is roughly comparable with the sum of Midlands and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for 1962–64 and Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside for 1965–66.

Government and the Mission and the Secretary General of the United Nations, since the Mission returned to New York; and what is now the policy of Her Majesty's Government regarding the role of the United Nations in Southern Arabia.

Mr. George Brown

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in New York have been in constant touch with the Special Mission and with the Secretary-General. We have consistently made it clear that we consider that the United Nations has an important rôle to play in the achievement of peaceful independence for South Arabia.

Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress he has made in arranging for the incorporation of the terms of the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1958 into the legal system of Aden.

Mr. William Rodgers

The Federal Government intend to legislate in appropriate fashion when possible and, as the hon. Gentleman knows, Aden is a member State of the Federation.