HC Deb 24 November 1952 vol 508 cc1-2W
36. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many cases of suicide have occurred in the prisoners-of-war camp on Cheju Island; and if he will give the results of the inquiries made in each case, having regard to the official assurances given that the 14,000 prisoners of war in this camp would resist repatriation by force.

Mr. Nutting

I am informed that six cases of suicide have occurred in the Cheju Island camps. So far as I am aware these suicides are attributed to causes such as ill-health or fits of depression. The prisoners held by the United Nations on Cheju Island include both those who have indicated that they wish to be repatriated and those who have stated that they would forcibly resist repatriation.