HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 cc315-6W
Sir Gilbert Longden

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which members of the United Nations have been criticised by the United Nations for breach of the mandatory sanctions against trading with Rhodesia imposed by the Security Council in 1968; and what response each member so criticised has made.

Mr. Kershaw

I assume that the Question relates to specific cases of suspected violation of sanctions resolutions. Figures in published reports show that up to 1st March, 1971, 113 cases had been reported, the majority by the United Kingdom, to the Committee established in pursuance of Security Council Resolution No. 253 (1968). The procedure is that the countries concerned are asked for their observations upon each case affecting their nationals. The Committee subsequently reports the action it has taken and the response of the Government concerned to the Security Council, but it is not part of its functions to comment on individual cases. Full details are available in the four annual reports of the Committee, copies of which are available in the Library.