HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc199-200W
97. Major Beamish

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence what proportion of Chinese and North Korean prisoners, shown separately, surrendered to the United Nations with safe custody passes dropped behind the enemy lines.

Mr. Birch

I am advised that since 1st April this year, out of 220 Chinese and 345 North Korean soldiers who surrendered voluntarily to the United Nations Command, 84 Chinese and 108 North Koreans attributed their surrender to safe conduct passes.

Information is not available about surrenders with safe conduct passes before that date.