HC Deb 20 November 1967 vol 754 cc225-6W
50. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the British representative at the United Nations abstained on the question of the use of force in Rhodesia; and what is Her Majesty's Government's policy concerning the use of force in the future.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Her Majesty's Government abstained on the Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 3rd November, because, while we share its objective of restoring constitutional rule in Rhodesia, we do not believe that this should be achieved by force.

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