HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 cc747-8
7. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the recent speech of His Majesty's Ambassador in Madrid, delivered in Chelsea, suggesting that the Allied nations should make it more clear what our post-war aims are for the new Europe; and whether he will make such a statement?

Mr. Eden

The hon. Member will perhaps have seen an account in the Press of a speech which I made at Leamington last Saturday. Parts of this speech dealt with the objectives of our foreign policy, and others with the organisation of relief in Europe.

Mr. Davies

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the speech of our Ambassador in Madrid warrants the very serious consideration of His Majesty's Government, and that His Majesty's Government, along with the Governments of the other Allied nations, should carry out the suggestions of our Ambassador and make the fact public to the people of Europe?

Mr. Eden

The observations of our representatives abroad always receive the careful thought of His Majesty's Government.

Mr. Shinwell

Has the right hon. Gentleman noted the observations of our Ambassador in Madrid on the need for speed in order to achieve victory?