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Uno Resolution

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is the policy of His Majesty's Government to oppose the association of Spain with any of the technical organisations of the United Nations.

The present Spanish Government is excluded from the specialised agencies of the United Nations by a recommendation of the General Assembly of 12th December, 1946. So long as this recommendation remains in force, His Majesty's Government will abide by it.

Have the Government an intention of moving that this resolution be rescinded?

Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that the Government will not support any motion to rescind this resolution?

It is not our present intention to support a move to rescind the resolution. At the same time, a case can be made out against the exclusion of Spain from international conferences of a technical character, and I cannot commit the Government to opposing any such move, if it is made.