HC Deb 06 July 1953 vol 517 c55W
55. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what message of sympathy and offers of help have been sent by Her Majesty's Government to the Government of Japan on the occasion of the recent flood disaster in that country.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

A message expressing the deepest sympathy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the disaster caused by the floods in Kyushu was sent to the Government of Japan on 30th June. There are no United Kingdom forces stationed in the affected area, but the Commonwealth Command is doing what it can to help and has offered clothing and bedding to the Japanese Government.