HC Deb 11 February 1953 vol 511 c393
19. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make clear in the Security Council of the United Nations that Her Majesty's Government will reconsider her participation in the Korean war in the event of either a naval blockade on China, the bombing of the Chinese mainland by United Nations aircraft, or if there is active United States military support for a military offensive against the Chinese People's Government by General Chiang Kai-shek's Forces.

Mr. Nutting

The policy of Her Majesty's Government in relation to the various hypotheses referred to by the hon. Gentleman has been made- plain to the House on previous occasions by my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary. I have nothing to add to these statements.

Mr. Donnelly

Can the hon. Gentleman make it perfectly clear that Her Majesty's Government would view with great alarm any intention to carry out any of these hypotheses at the moment?

Mr. Nutting

I think it has been made plain to the House that the view and policy of Her Majesty's Government is to conclude an armistice as soon as possible in Korea upon fair and honourable terms and meanwhile to avoid any extension of the conflict.