HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc53-4W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiatives he has taken in pursuit of admitting the Republic of China to a seat on and membership of the United Nations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The question of possible Taiwanese membership of the UN was raised again this year in the General Committee, but it was decided not to include it in this year's UNGA agenda. The core of the problem is the relationship between the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. Any resolution of it will depend on an understanding reached between them.