HC Deb 19 July 1944 vol 402 cc168-9
3. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he possesses as to the formation of a new Yugoslav Government; whether an agreement has been reached between Dr. Subasitch as representative of King Peter and Marshal Tito as the head of the liberation forces in Yugoslavia; and whether Marshal Tito's Liberation Committee is to be directly represented in the new Yugoslav Government.

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir. The formation of the, new Yugoslav Government was announced in the Press on 8th July. The terms of the agreement between Dr. Subasic and Marshal Tito were broadcast by the Free Yugoslavia wireless station on 10th July, and I understand that they will shortly be published by the Yugoslav Government.

With regard to the last part of this Question, two members of the Partisan Movement, Dr. Marusic, the Minister of Communications, and Professor Vuko-savlejvic, the Minister of Agriculture and Supply, have come direct to this country from Yugoslavia to join Dr. Subasic's Government.

Mr. Riley

Will this new Government function in London or elsewhere?

Mr. Eden

What we desire and hope ultimately to see, is a union of all Yugoslavs under one Government.

Mr. Pickthorn

Can the Foreign Secretary tell us whether Mr. Totalovic, head of the Yugoslav T.U.C., is coming to London?

Mr. Eden

I cannot say without notice. I think he is in Bari. He is out of Yugoslavia.