HC Deb 02 June 1954 vol 528 cc75-6W
19. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what has happened to the Chinese war prisoners in Korea who would not go back to China; how many have gone to Formosa; what percentage that is of the total not wishing to go back to the Chinese mainland; who transported these prisoners; and what arrangements are being made by the United Nations for their future.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

14,239 Chinese prisoners of war refused repatriation to China. Twelve of these opted to go to neutral countries. All the rest chose to go to Formosa and were transported by the United Nations Command. The United Nations Command is no longer responsible for their maintenance.