HC Deb 18 July 1944 vol 402 cc27-8
54. Captain Duncan

asked the Prime Minister what representation the British Government has at General Mihailovitch's headquarters.

The Prime Minister

As has already been stated, the British liaison officers attached to General Mihailovitch's mission were withdrawn when it became clear that he was not engaged in operations against the enemy, and that some of his lieutenants were directing their efforts against the Partisans.

Captain Duncan

Is my right hon. Friend in a position to obtain further evidence, which can be relied upon, to show whether that state of affairs is still continuing; and if he finds, from that evidence, that the position is not the same as it was before, will he replace the liaison officers?

The Prime Minister

I have followed with the closest attention, as far as is humanly possible, what is taking place in Yugoslavia, and I am certainly inclined to consider that the decision which we made some time ago, to dissociate ourselves from General Mihailovitch, was in every way justified.