HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 cc1926-7
8. Captain Alan Graham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will use his good offices with the Soviet Government to obtain entry into that country of officers of the International Red Cross for the relief of refugees and prisoners there?

Mr. Eden

If my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind the position of Polish citizens in the U.S.S.R., this has been covered by the recent Polish-Soviet Agreement signed on 30th July. I would draw his attention in particular to the Protocol by which the Soviet Government grant an amnesty to all Polish citizens detained on Soviet territory and to the arrangements contemplated for the formation of a Polish army in the U.S.S.R.

Captain Graham

Would it not be of assistance to the war effort of our Soviet Ally if more facilities were provided for International Red Cross officers for general assistance to refugees and former prisoners?

Mr. Eden

I do not know to what former prisoners my hon. and gallant Friend refers.