HC Deb 22 November 1950 vol 481 cc324-5
32. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will obtain information from the United Nations as to how many incendiary bombs were dropped on the town of Hoeryong, North Korea, on 16th November; what is the estimated population of the town: what were the purposes of this raid; and what results were reported.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir.

Mr. Hughes

Has the Minister's attention been drawn to the communiqué in which it was stated that this town was bombed for several hours by incendiary bombs—it has a population of 40,000—and can we assume that we are implicated in a massacre of the civil population?

Mr. Bevin

I do not think the hon. Gentleman can assume that.

Mr. Leslie Hale

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a widespread feeling in the House and throughout the country that our original objectives in Korea have now been achieved, and can he—

Mr. Speaker

That is a wider question it has nothing to do with bombs.