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United Nations (Collective Measures Committee)

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Defence what military committee or body of joint chiefs of staff exists to implement the decisions of the Security Council or of the Interim Committee of the Assembly.

I presume that the hon. and gallant Member has in mind the resolution recently passed by the United Nations General Assembly which aimed at providing for united action for peace. This resolution established a Collective Measures Committee of the United Nations with the object of studying different methods which might be used to maintain and strengthen international peace and security. It also provided for the establishment of a panel of military experts which could be made available upon request by members of the United Nations who wish to obtain technical advice regarding the organisation, training and equipment of such national armed forces as might be made available for prompt service with the United Nations.