§ 103. Sir R. Acland
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the work of the British members of the United Nations Civil Assistance Command in Korea, showing, in particular, the number of refugees for whom they are caring, or helping to care, and the conditions under which these refugees are living.
§ Mr. Nutting
There are about 22 United Kingdom personnel serving with the United Nations Civil Assistance Command, Korea. All have been seconded by the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency, by whom they are paid. They are employed on the basis of their specialist qualifications and do not form a distinct national group.
There are nearly five million persons in Korea receiving part or full-time re- 71W lief from the United Nations Civil Assistance Command in Korea. These include refugees, local destitutes and war victims. Most of them have arranged their own shelter and only a few are in camps. I am informed that food and clothing are being supplied in adequate quantities and that medical care has been very effective in keeping the country free from epidemics.