HC Deb 05 June 1940 vol 361 cc825-6
1. Mr. Mander

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Governments of our Polish, Norwegian, Dutch and Belgian Allies have given similar undertakings with regard to not making a separate peace or considering separate peace proposals to those existing between Great Britain and France?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)

Article VII of the Agreement of Mutual Assistance concluded between His Majesty's Government and the Polish Government on the 25th August, 1939, provides that neither Government will conclude an armistice or treaty of peace except by mutual agreement. No formal undertakings on this subject have been concluded with the other Allied countries mentioned by the hon. Member.

Mr. Mander

Is it proposed to have any consultations with them on the subject?

Mr. Butler

We are continually in touch with our Allies, and I am sure that we shall continue with them in our joint resolve.