HC Deb 15 October 1941 vol 374 cc1341-2
8. Mr. Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will publish as a White Paper the full text of the declaration made recently by Lord Halifax concerning military action by this country on the Continent of Europe?

Mr. Eden

The occasion to which I think my right hon. Friend refers was an informal one, and I doubt whether any full text exists. The circumstances do not seem to warrant the step suggested.

Mr. Mander

Is it not desirable that this unfortunate indiscretion should be forgotten as soon as possible?

Mr. Eden

It seems to me that an exaggerated significance has been attached to it.