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Congo (Aircraft)

Volume 639: debated on Wednesday 3 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Defence, in view of the policy of the United Nations and Katanga authorities, respectively, what consideration he gave to possible danger to the security of contiguous British territories before Royal Air Force aircraft were provided to fly United Nations forces to Katanga.

It is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to support the United Nations operation in the Congo. If the Security Council Resolution of 21st February can be successfully implemented, any dangers to security in the area are likely to be considerably reduced.