HC Deb 26 October 1953 vol 518 cc2416-7
18. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the relations between the United Nations Command in Korea and the neutral commission supervising prisoners who have refused repatriation.

Mr. Eden

According to my information, improved working relations have now been established between the United Nations Command and the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission. The Commission has been assured of the United Nations Commander's support and assistance in its delicate and exacting task.

Mr. Wyatt

It is quite clear, is it not, that the Commission throughout has behaved with impeccable honesty and impartiality and could not have done better in its work?

Mr. Eden

I paid a tribute the other day to what had been achieved, and I have done so again now.

Mr. Noel-Baker

In view of the great importance of this matter, will the Foreign Secretary consider, if further difficulties arise, whether it might not even now be desirable to modify the United Nations Command so that it should be more widely representative?

Mr. Eden

I hope that the improved situation which I have just reported can be developed, rather than that we should attempt anything of that kind at this stage.

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