8. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give an assurance that, in connection with the proposed publication of certain documents relating to events prior to the outbreak of war, all the relevant documents of the period including diplomatic and service despatches will be included.
§ Mr. Eden
As I said in reply to the hon. Member for Stoke on Trent (Mr. Ellis Smith) on 25th March, the proposal is to publish the most important documents in the Foreign Office archives relating to British foreign policy between 1919 and 1939. The aim will be to present a full and accurate historical record, and all the documents necessary to this end will be included in the collection.
Who is to be in charge of this publication? Also, will the actions taken by politicians on the recommendations made by the Foreign Office to the Cabinet be included in the issue?
Owing to the very limited nature of the reply, may I give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment?