§ 89. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the withdrawal of the Israeli forces from the Gaza strip and other Egyptian territory, Her Majesty's Government will formally propose the retention of the United Nations Emergency Force on the borders of Israel and Egypt to ensure that the provisions of the Armistice Agreements are being scrupulously observed as provided in the General Assembly Resolution of 2nd November, 1956, until a final peace settlement is secured.
§ 90. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what statement has been made to the United Nations by the Egyptian Government with regard to their right to request the withdrawal of the United Nations Emergency Force from their territory.
§ Mr. Ormsby-Gore
Her Majesty's Government are not aware that the Egyptian Government have made any specific statement to the United Nations with regard to the withdrawal of the United Nations Emergency Force from Egyptian territory, apart from the declaration contained in the aide memoire annexed to the Secretary-General's report of 20th November. This said that the Government of Egypt, when exercising their sovereign rights on any matter concerning the presence and functioning of the United Nations Emergency Force,136W would be guided in good faith by their acceptance of the General Assemble Resolution No. 1000 (ES/1) of 5th November.