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Trusteeship Council (Reports)

Volume 467: debated on Wednesday 13 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make representations to the United Nations organisation that reports of visiting missions of the United Nations organisation Trusteeship Council to Trusteeship territories should not be discussed at the Council until the written comments of the Colonial Office thereon, based on governors' reports are also available to the Trusteeship Council thus enabling it to have all the facts before it and to come to responsible decisions.

Strong representations in this sense were made by the Belgian and United Kingdom representatives at the January session of the Trusteeship Council but those representations were not wholly accepted. At the present session of the Council the United Kingdom and French representatives have again made proposals to the Council.