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Monday, 20 May 1957

Mr Bryant t asked the Minister for Exter nal Affairs, upon notice -

1.   On what occasions has the racial segregation policy of the South African Government been discussed by the United Nations since the 1st January, 1950?

2.   What were the resolutions, and what was the voting on each occasion?

Mr Casey - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   The General Assembly has discussed the racial segregation policies of the Union of South Africa under two items. The first, entitled "Treatment of People of Indian Origin in the Union of South Africa " has been discussed at each session of the Assembly except the Fourth Session (1949). The second, entitled "The Question of Race Conflict in South Africa resulting from the policies of Apartheid of the Government of the Union of South Africa", has been discussed at each session of the Assembly since the Seventh Session (1952).

2.   Since 1st January, 1950, the General Assembly has passed a total of twelve resolutions on the two items above. Texts of the resolutions and the voting on each of them are contained in United Nations documents, which are available to the honorable gentleman in the Parliamentary Library.

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