§ 31. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will ascertain from the International Red Cross organisation whether any reply has yet been received by them from the Chinese Government in Pekin to their 411 offer made in March last to conduct an investigation into the charges of bacteriological warfare.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
The International Committee of the Red Cross announced on 29th April that no reply had been received from the Chinese authorities to their message of 12th March. There has been no further development since that date.
§ Mr. Henderson
Is it not significant that, after having launched a world wide propaganda campaign alleging this monstrous crime against the Allied Forces in Korea, the Chinese Government have refused to allow impartial investigation, and that only yesterday the Soviet Government's representative at the Security Council announced that he was going to veto the proposal for independent Red Cross investigation?