HC Deb 27 November 1950 vol 481 cc788-9
66. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what control is to be exercised by the United Nations Commission for Korea over the administration of South Korea pending the holding of new elections.

Mr. Ernest Davies

The United Nations Commission has no direct control over the administration of South Korea. President Syngman Rhee has, however, stated that his Government is determined to co-operate fully with the Commission.

Mrs. Castle

In view of the fact that the aim of the United Nations in Korea is the establishment of a unified country on the basis of new elections, does not my hon. Friend agree that the United Nations has a responsibility towards the situation in South Korea in order to see that the outcome of the elections is not pre-judged in any way by any actions of the administration?

Mr. Davies

As far as we are aware, the United Nations Commission has now proceeded to Korea, and, of course, action will be taken on their recommendations. Certainly, no elections are likely to take place except under the supervision of the United Nations Commission.