HC Deb 14 April 1943 vol 388 cc1184-5
3. Mr. Molson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it was with his authority that Mr. Macartney employed in the Foreign Office, encouraged Hungarian revisionist claims against Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia; and, if not, whether he will publicly repudiate him?

Mr. Eden

I am not aware that Mr. Macartney, whose official activities and regular broadcasts to Hungary have been based upon the policy laid down by His Majesty's Government, has afforded any encouragement to Hungarian revisionist claims against our Allies. If, however, my hon. Friend has any special occasion in mind and will furnish me with full particulars, I shall be very glad to consider the matter.

Mr. Molson

Is my right hon. Friend not aware that this official, as he now is, has broadcast to Hungary indicating that they may have a reasonable expectation of a revision of boundaries, which would be at the expense of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia?

Mr. Eden

I would very much like to see the passage to which my hon. Friend refers, if he could show it to me. I have had careful inquiry made into these broadcasts.