§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy on 605W the desirability of establishing a rapid reaction force under the control of the United Nations.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We have noted the UN Secretary-General's proposals in his Supplement to an Agenda for Peace, and believe that they will need to be studies closely, taking account of all the financial and operational implications.
We believe that the key to a faster response by the UN lies in reducing the delay in member states deploying troops, especially through tackling logistic shortcomings.