HC Deb 07 April 1919 vol 114 cc1677-8

I have to inform the House that I have received the following message from the President of the Polish Diet: I have the honour to inform you that the Constituent Assembly of the Polish Republic has directed me to convey its most cordial greetings to the British Parliament. It is our heartfelt desire that this message from the First Assembly of reconstituted Poland should give expression to that sincere friendship which inspires the whole Polish nation in its feelings towards the generous and mighty British nation. The sentiment of fellowship in our common effort for the cause of justice and civilisation, no less than our admiration for the vigour of Great Britain, identifies for all time the aspirations of our country with the noble aims and objects of your civilising mission. Please accept, Mr. Speaker, the assurance of my highest esteem. PRESIDENT OF THE POLISH DIET. The House will probably wish me to send a suitable reply.

Colonel THORNE

Do we understand from that letter that Poland is once again a Kingdom?


No; I understand that it is a Republic.