§ 2. Captain Alan Graham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the copy sent to him of a statement in a lecture by President Benes, of Czechoslovakia, at Aberdeen University, on 10th November, to the effect that post-war Germany should receive some form of colonial compensation; and whether he will state the attitude of His Majesty's Government to such an idea?
§ Mr. Law
Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend has seen the report to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. There seems to be some doubt whether the report accurately represented Dr. Benes's words. In any case, His Majesty's Government take no responsibility for anything that may have been said on that occasion.
§ Captain Graham
While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask if His Majesty's Government will exercise their persuasive powers to prevent President Benes from making similar incautious remarks in future?
§ Mr. Mander
Is it not the case that Allied States are perfectly free to express their views in any way they please in this country?