I much regret that there is still no more news about Mr. Holt or the other British subjects missing in Korea. Inquiries are being continued both through the Unified Command and His Majesty's Charge d'Affaires in Korea. All possible means of obtaining information are being pursued.
Can the Under-Secretary say on what date his Department last had any news of Captain Holt and whether they have any reason to believe that anything has happened to him since?
The only news which we considered to be definite was in a telegram on 21st July which informed us that he had been removed to a place of safety. All efforts have been made to trace him so far as has been within our power, but so far they have been unsuccessful.
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that all the missing Korean priests, except two who were with the missing English priests, have been traced? As the English people are known to have been arrested, does he not think it likely that they have been moved over the Korean border into Manchuria and will he press at the highest possible diplomatic level for more information as to their welfare and whereabouts?