HC Deb 13 November 1967 vol 754 c18W
83. Mr. Peel

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has regarding the working of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency since the conflict in the Middle East in June this year; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. William Rodgers

Despite damage to installations and equipment the services of the Agency to Arab refugees suffered only the briefest interruption and it continues to operate in all the territories in which it operated before the war began. A full account is contained in the annual report of the Commissioner General for United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Reference No. 13 (A/6713)) a copy of which is in the Library of the House. I should like to express my admiration, not only for the vigour and resource with which the Agency has overcome the formidable difficulties facing it after the war but also for the way in which the Agency extended its services to those newly displaced as a result of the war who were not previously registered with the Agency.

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