§ 65. Sir P. Hannon
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what measures U.N.R.R.A. is adopting to alleviate the present sufferings of the people of Hungary in view of the lack of food and clothing and the spread of disease.
As I have informed the House on previous occasions, U.N.R.R.A. is authorised to provide Hungary with medical and sanitary aid and supplies and other emergency relief supplies for persons in greatest need, such as children and nursing and expectant mothers. The value of the goods so supplied is limited to four million dollars. U.N.R.R.A. representatives are already in Hungary and I understand that the first goods have reached Trieste now on their way to Hungary.
§ Sir P. Hannon
Will the Minister keep in mind the pitiable condition of a large section of the population and do anything he can to help them?
We have been most anxious to meet these desperate needs, but we can only bind ourselves to the most limited and more desperate categories.
§ Mr. Assheton
Is the Minister aware of the very serious reduction in the amount of food produced in Hungary due to the land having been cut up in small sections?