Oral Answers to Questions — Korea (British Deputy Chief of Staff)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Woodrow Wyatt Mr Woodrow Wyatt , Birmingham Aston 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

Is the Prime Minister aware that the emphasis that was placed on the fact that General Shoosmith ceases to be a British officer and becomes an American staff officer when he arrives at General Mark Clark's headquarters, has overthrown all hopes that this arrangement would result in improved consultation? Is the right hon. Gentleman further aware that the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence said that one of General Shoosmith's jobs would be to give British reactions to General Mark Clark? How is he to do that if he is not entitled to contact his Government to find out what British reactions are? Why cannot General Shoosmith have the same contact with his Government as General Mark Clark has with his?