HC Deb 14 February 1945 vol 408 c196
6. Mr. Price

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any arrangement has been come to between U.N.R.R.A. and the Committee for National Liberation in Yugoslavia for the administration of relief from famine and distress in that country.

Mr. Law

The introduction of relief supplies to Yugoslavia is at the present stage the responsibility of the Allied military authorities, with whom U.N.R.R.A. personnel are working in association. It is intended that U.N.R.R.A. shall take over this responsibility from the military authorities as soon as circumstances permit, and I am informed that an agreement relating to U.N.R.R.A.'s period of responsibility is under negotiation between U.N.R.R.A. and the Yugoslav authorities concerned.

Captain Duncan

Will my right hon. Friend make arrangements with U.N.R.R.A. that the food and relief are given to the people of all races and creeds in Yugloslavia, and not only to supporters of the partisans?

Mr. Law

I am sure that U.N.R.R.A. will make the best and fairest arrangements possible, but my hon. and gallant Friend will realise that His Majesty's Government are not responsible for U.N.R.R.A.