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United Nations General Assembly

Volume 35: debated on Tuesday 18 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions in 1981 and 1982 there was a vote in the United Nations General Assembly; and on how many occasions the 10 member states of the European Economic Community all voted in the same way.

In 1981 there were 159 votes in the United Nations General Assembly and the Ten voted together on 76 occasions. A further 206 resolutions were adopted by consensus in which the Ten joined.The figures for 1982 will not be available until next month. I shall write to my hon. Friend.