HC Deb 19 March 1941 vol 370 c135
1. Mr. Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to a recent broadcast by the Polish President, which was transmitted in a translated version over the Home Service, in which unsuitable references to Russia were made, giving the impression that we were involved in war with that country; and will he convey to the Polish authorities now in England that every endeavour ought to be made to improve Anglo-Russian relations?

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

This broadcast was addressed by the President of Poland to the Polish people, and I can find no passage in it which conveys the impression derived by the right hon. Gentleman. The responsibility for Anglo-Soviet relations rests with the two Governments concerned.

Mr. Wedgwood

Has the right hon. Gentleman seen a translation of this broadcast?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir, but I did not derive from it the same impression as did the right hon. Gentleman.