7. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any countries liberated specifically by the Forces of the Soviet Union are to be serviced by U.N.R.R.A.
§ Mr. Eden
The position as regards Allied territories liberated by the Forces of the Soviet Union will be governed by sub-paragraphs 1 and 2 of Resolution No. 1 adopted at the first session of the Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. As these sub-paragraphs are somewhat detailed, I will, with permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Could my right hon. Friend say whether the Soviet practice is the same as our own, or is going to be the same as our own?
§ Following are the sub-paragraphs:
- (1) In the case of a liberated area in which a Government or recognised national authority does not yet exercise administrative authority, the Administration will operate from such a time and for such a purpose as may be agreed upon between the military command and the Administration, and subject to such control as the military command may find necessary. The Administration shall, so far as circumstances permit, seek the advice of the Government or recognised national authority concerned;
- (2) in the case of a liberated area in which a Government or recognised national authority exercises administrative authority, the Administration will operate only after consultation with, and with the consent of, the Government or recognised national authority concerned regarding the form of activities to be undertaken by the Administration within the whole or part of such area.