HC Deb 24 June 1953 vol 516 c1905
50. Mr. Swingler

asked the Prime Minister if he will propose to President Eisenhower that representations should be jointly made to the United Nations Organisation for an immediate inquiry into the state of the intelligence services at the disposal of the United Nations Command in Korea, in view of their failure to discover and forestall the plan to release certain prisoners of war in South Korea.

Mr. Crookshank

My right hon. Friend has nothing to add to the reply he gave on Monday to the supplementary question by the hon. Lady the Member for Cannock (Miss Lee).

Mr. Swingler

Would the Leader of the House ask the Prime Minister to reconsider this matter in spite of his reply the other day? Does he not think it desirable that any inquiry of this kind should be held on a United Nations basis and not on a strictly American basis, as all the United Nations are involved in the results of the escape of prisoners? Will he ask the Prime Minister to reconsider this question with a view to making an approach to President Eisenhower to discuss the matter?

Mr. Crookshank

I am sure that the Prime Minister will note what the hon. Gentleman has said, but my right hon. Friend was quite specific in the reply which he gave the other day.