§ Mr. Sarwar
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on a permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council by India. 
§ Mr. Hain
We are committed to early enlargement of the permanent and the non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council, including the creation of a new permanent seat for the Asian electorial group. It would be for the Asian group to decide who would occupy any permanent seat allocated to them; no doubt others could have claims too.