HC Deb 19 June 1952 vol 502 c126W
Mr. John Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the relief team from the English branch of the Save the Children Fund has not been allowed to proceed to South Korea for the purpose of rehabilitation and relief work; and if he will make a statement on the opportunities open to the voluntary agencies to take part in this work at the present time.

Mr. Nutting

I am informed that a small relief team recruited in Australia and regarded as representing the whole British Commonwealth, is already working in South Korea. I understand that the Save the Children Fund wishes also to send nurses from the United Kingdom and negotiations to this end are already in progress. I am not aware of any refusal to allow a relief team from the Save the Children Fund in this country to go to Korea.

Voluntary workers in South Korea are supervised by the United Nations Civil Assistance Command. I suggest that any voluntary society which wishes to take part in relief for Korea should, in the first instance, make inquiries of the Foreign Office.