HC Deb 24 January 1945 vol 407 c795
14. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the arrangements for relief of the people of Yugoslavia by U.N.R.R.A.; and whether all races and creeds are assured of equal treatment.

Mr. Eden

The responsibility for providing relief to Yugoslavia rests at present with the Anglo-American military authorities in the Mediterranean, who have, however, the assistance of U.N.R.R.A., and act by agreement with the authorities in Yugoslavia itself. It is hoped that U.N.R.R.A. will at an early date take this responsibility over from the military authorities. It is the declared policy both of U.N.R.R.A. and of the authorities concerned in Yugoslavia that the distribution of relief should be carried out without discrimination between races or creeds.

Mr. Price

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether relief on a substantial scale is now being given to the people of Yugoslavia?

Mr. Eden

Supplies are going, but I am afraid I do not know the quantities.