§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies what assistance Her Majesty's Government has given to the United Nations sub-committee investigating the situation in Southern Rhodesia; and what further action Her Majesty's Government intends to take to assist the United Nations in its consideration of this problem.
§ Mr. Sandys
I and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, had two meetings with the sub-committee of the Committee of 24 on 1st and 2nd June. We explained the British Government's point of view. We have always made it clear that, while we are ready to listen to representations, the United Nations are not, in our view, competent to intervene in matters relating to Southern Rhodesia.