HC Deb 15 November 1950 vol 480 c1732
Earl Winterton

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Last week, in reply to a question put by me to the Lord President of the Council asking whether a statement could be made on Korea, the Lord President of the Council made the following reply: There was, of course, a White Paper on Korea quite recently. Nevertheless I personally and the Government agree with the principle which the noble Lord has enunciated. With your permission, Mr. Speaker, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Defence proposes to make a statement next week."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 9th November, 1950; Vol. 480, c. 1132.] I seek your permission, Mr. Speaker, to ask when this statement is to be made in view of the promise given.

Mr. Speaker

I cannot say. I know nothing of the intentions of the Government.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)

I understand that my right hon. Friend will make the statement tomorrow.

Mr. Churchill

Can the Minister of Defence say whether this statement will include the casualties?

Mr. Shinwell

I hope to furnish the House with all the information I can.