HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 c18W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will publish the circumstantial evidence which, taken with the oral evidence received by the United Nations Special Mission of Guinea, prompted Her Majesty's Government to accept the general conclusions of that Special Mission; to what extent the Special Mission considered the acts of aggression committed from the territory of the Republic of Guinea against Portuguese Guinea; and whether he will make a further statement.

Mr. Kershaw

The evidence on which we reached our conclusions included reports received from friendly missions resident in Conakry and a first hand report by a member of the staff of Her Majesty's Ambassador at Dakar who visited Conakry from 30th November to 4th December. These reports were, of course, confidential.

The terms of the Security Council Resolution, No. 289 (1970), only required the United National Special Mission to visit the Republic of Guinea. I have no doubt that the members of the Mission were aware of the background.

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