HC Deb 10 June 1953 vol 516 cc202-3
16. Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is prepared to make a considered statement on the action which is to be taken by the United Nations Organisation to counter the effects of the recent declarations of Mr. Syngman Rhee and other members of the Government of South Korea that they are not prepared to terminate hostilities in Korea in pursuance of an armistice negotiated by the United Nations Organisation.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

As was made clear by the Prime Minister's statement yesterday, the agreements reached between the two sides at Panmunjon now provide the basis for the conclusion of an armistice on terms compatible with the honour of the Allied Powers acting under the authority of the United Nations, and in the best interests of the people of Korea.

As to the recent declarations by President Syngman Rhee and his Government, I have nothing to add to the Prime Minister's supplementary reply to the right hon. and learned Member for Rowley Regis and Tipton (Mr. A. Henderson) yesterday.

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