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Namibia

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the United Kingdom will support the holding of internal elections in Namibia in February 1983 if it has proved impossible to arrange internationally supervised elections by that date.

The Government remain committed to achieving an internationally acceptable settlement in Namibia in accordance with Security Council resolution 435, which provides for United Nations-supervised elections. Further internal elections would not be helpful in our efforts to achieve that goal.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that the United Nations Agency for Namibia receives no further funding, in view of its establishment ultra vires the General Assembly.

No. I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) on 17 November.—[Vol. 32, c. 186.]