HL Deb 02 June 1980 vol 409 cc1247-8WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider acting through the United Kingdom representative at the United Nations seeking a resolution that any member in arrears with its subscription for more than nine months should, until the arrears are paid, forfeit any right to exercise a veto.


No. A General Assembly resolution would not override the United Nations Charter, which contains no provisions concerning forfeiture of the veto.

House adjourned at twenty-eight minutes past nine o'clock.