HC Deb 02 December 1953 vol 521 c1132
19. Mr. Beswick

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the total staff employed by the United Nations Korean Reconstruction and Relief Agency; and how many of these are based in Korea.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

The Agency's latest report shows the total staff employed on 1st October, 1953, as 381, of which 295 are based in Korea.

Mr. Beswick

Is not it also a fact that there are at least 104 in the United States? While we must recognise that the United States provide most of the money that seems to be an unduly large number which has caused a certain amount of cynical comment about the United Nations Organisation.

Mr. Lloyd

My figures are not the same as those of the hon. Gentleman. I am told that by 1st October the staff in New York had been reduced from 99 to 54 and that the Washington staff had been reduced from 18 to seven, so steps have been taken to reduce the number based in the United States.