HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 c96W
60. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency is now in practical operation in North and South Korea, respectively; and how many of its projects cannot be carried out through lack of funds.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

The United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (U.N.K.R.A.) is in full operation in the Republic of Korea and recent reports indicate that the Agency is performing a valuable rôle in increasing the productive capacity of the Korean economy. No United Nations Agencies have been permitted by the local authorities to operate in North Korea.

As regards the second part of the Question, the Agency has not received as many contributions as it hoped for. The programme of 130 million dollars originally planned for the current financial year has had to be reduced successively to approximately 40 million dollars. The United Kingdom has made a full contribution to the work of the Agency and has put up £5 million towards the Agency's current programme.