HL Deb 27 July 1982 vol 434 cc221-2WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In view of Iran's refusal of the UN Security Council proposal for a cease-fire in the war with Iraq, whether they will confirm that they are urging the Secretary-General to send a representative to Teheran and Baghdad to discuss means of bringing the war to an end, with instructions to report back urgently to the Security Council for consideration of further action.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Belstead)

On 12th July, the United Kingdom's Permanent Representative at the United Nations asked the United Nations Secretary-General to consider urgently sending a representative to Teheran and Baghdad, with a view to advising the Security Council what further action it might take to bring an early end to the fighting.