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Atrocities (Reports)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 13 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the continued reports of atrocities in the Korean war, alleged against both sides, he will seek for a report from the International Red Cross Organisation.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement I made in the House on 1st November and the reply given to a Question on 6th November. I can assure hon. Members that this matter will continue to receive the closest attention of His Majesty's Government. I doubt whether this is a matter which could be appropriately handled by the International Red Cross, as it appears to fall outside the scope of its activities.