HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 cc147-8
10. Mr. Martin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any formal agreement or alliance with the Soviet Government with regard to the prosecution of the war or the conclusion of peace is in contemplation?

Mr. Eden

I do not think there is anything I can usefully add to the declarations of policy made by the Prime Minister in his broadcast on 22nd June, and in my statement, to this House on 24th June.

Mr. Martin

Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that relations with Russia are proceeding satisfactorily?

Mr. Eden

Yes, I have just had the privilege of meeting the Russian Military Mission myself.

Mr. Mander

Is it not the case that alliances between this and other countries do not always work very well?