§ 12 Mr. Knox
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the reasons for the decision of Her Majesty's Government to vote against United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2697 (XXV) to establish a 42-nation committee to consider suggestions regarding the review of the Charter of the United Nations.
§ Mr. Ennals
The resolution we voted against was number 3,349. We did so because we believe the Charter has stood the test of time well and proved sufficiently flexible. We also wished to avoid the confrontation and divisiveness which a general review is likely to cause. But now the Committee is established we intend to participate.