§ 61. Mr. Tomney
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will take steps to present the information concerning the ill-treatment of British prisoners of war in Korea to the appropriate committee of the United Nations Organisation.
§ 62 and 63. Sir F. Medlicott
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) what protests have been, or will be, made to the Chinese Communist Government in connection with the ill-treatment of British prisoners of war during the campaign in North Korea;
(2) if he will bring before the United Nations the instances of ill-treatment of prisoners of war by Chinese and North Korean authorities, with a view to appropriate remonstrances and protests being made to the Governments concerned.
§ Lord John Hope
Her Majesty's Government have not made any direct protest to the Chinese Government, but they were co-sponsors of a Resolution approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 3rd December, 1953, which expressed grave concern at reports of atrocities committed by the North Korean and Chinese Communist forces against United Nations prisoners of war in Korea.
In view of this action taken by the General Assembly, my right hon. Friend does not consider that further remonstrances or protests at the present time are required.