§ Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proceedings have been taken in the Decolonisation Committee of the United Nations in connection with representations for the independence of Western Sahara; what is the attitude of Her Majesty's Government in that committee; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luard
The Committee of Twenty-four has not recently considered the issue but the Fourth Committee, of the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the Western Sahara by consensus on 9th November. Her Majesty's Government welcomed the resolution. I have arranged for a copy to be placed in the Library of the House.