§ 47. Mr. Prentice
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking in connection with the current argument relating to the representation of East Germany at the proposed United Nations Conference on the Environment due to be held in Stockholm in June.
§ 50. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of the British Government in relation to the representation of East Germany at the United Nations Stockholm Conference in 1972.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
The General Assembly has passed by an overwhelming majority a resolution inviting States members of the United Nations and its Specialised Agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency to attend the Stockholm Conference. The German Democratic Republic does not fall into any of these categories. But we are anxious that a political issue such as the international status of the German Democratic Republic should not prejudice the success of the Conference; we have, therefore, together with our Western314W allies, made proposals which would permit full working participation by East Germany at the Conference.