HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 cc227-8W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why British delegates to the United Nations did not support the motion before the General Assembly on 10th November nominating 1975 as International women's Year.

Mr. Kershaw

We abstained on this question in committee to record our doubts about its timing and the desirability of singing women out for this kind of special attention. The draft resolution has not yet been voted on by the General Assembly itself and we expect to vote in favour.