§ 66. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the latest instructions given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in regard to the situation in Egypt, Hungary, and 179W Kashmir, respectively; what authority has been given to him to implement those instructions; and what machinery exists to supervise the way in which he interprets and carries them out.
§ Mr. Ormsby-Gore
The responsibilities given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in respect of the Middle East and Hungary arise from the various resolutions passed by the United Nations General Assembly, of which copies are available in the Library. Thus the authority under which he carries out his duties is that of the General Assembly itself. The Secretary-General makes frequent reports to the General Assembly on the manner in which he interprets and carries out his responsibilities. The General Assembly is therefore in a position to supervise the way in which Mr. Hammarskjoeld carries out his duties. No responsibilities have been given him in respect of Kashmir.