HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 c57W
82. Mr. Hamilton Kerr

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now make a statement on the information he has concerning the deportations in Hungary; and the action he is taking under the Human Rights Clauses of the Peace Treaty.

Mr. H. Morrison

Large numbers of persons, mostly from the former middle-classes and aristocracy, but including small tradesmen and so-called "Social Democratic" technicians, have been expelled at very short notice from their homes in Budapest to camps or other totally inadequate accommodation in the country. His Majesty's Government have already expressed their disgust in another place at this inhuman treatment of people, many of whom are old and sick, and whose only crime appears to be that they are obnoxious to the Hungarian Government.

As to the second part of the Question, His Majesty's Government are collating all the available evidence of breaches by the Hungarian Government of the Human Rights Clauses of the Peace Treaty. In accordance with the Resolution on this question adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations last November, this evidence will be submitted to the United Nations Secretary-General.