HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c811
52. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what limitations were placed by the United Nations on the directive to General MacArthur to defeat the forces opposing the United Nations in Korea.

Mr. Ernest Davies

I have nothing to add to the answers I gave on 6th December.

Mr. Blackburn

Is it not perfectly clear from Recommendation I of the General Assembly Resolution of 7th October, 1950, that General MacArthur was fully authorised to proceed as he has proceeded in North Korea? Therefore, may I ask that it be made plain that all Members of His Majesty's Government are committed to support of the General Assembly Resolution?

Mr. Davies

It is quite clear that General MacArthur has acted within the terms of the General Assembly Resolution of 7th October and that that authorised him in a military sphere to go ahead in the way he did go ahead.