HC Deb 11 March 1942 vol 378 c1029
3. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Count Reventlow still remains the Danish Minister to the Court of St. James, or what his status is?

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

After the German occupation of Denmark, Count Reventlow was regarded as charged informally with the protection of certain Danish interests not under enemy control. In December last, Count Reventlow issued a communiqué to the Press to the effect that he had informed the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs that, as a consequence of the Danish adherence to the Anti-Comintern Pact, he could no longer in his existing relations with the Danish Government, worthily and effectively carry out his official duties as Danish Envoy. Count Reventlow has now assumed the Honorary Presidency of the Association of Free Danes in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In these circumstances, His Majesty's Government have decided to recognise Count Reventlow as continuing to be responsible for the protection of such Danish interests as are not under enemy control.

Mr. Mander

Is the Association of Free Danes recognised by His Majesty's Government?

Mr. Law

That is another question. His Majesty's Government have recognised the Danish Council.