HC Deb 25 July 1944 vol 402 cc595-6
Mr. Arthur Greenwood

Is the Leader of the House in a position to make any statement about the internal situation in Germany?

Mr. Eden

I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a considered statement on the recent dramatic developments in Germany. The German Government have, not unnaturally, been at great pains to prevent information leaving the country. They have great experience and skill in the machinery of repression and secrecy and we are, therefore, for the present mainly dependent upon our assessment of the various and often contradictory public statements made during the last few days by the German leaders. The existing information at our disposal is not yet sufficient to enable us to estimate the full extent of the trouble in Germany or to draw any inferences as to its likely development. For the present, therefore, I prefer to make no further statement on this subject. I would only add that, while we may justly draw encouragement from the recent news, it should spur us to further activity to ensure Germany's final defeat in the field at the earliest possible date.

Sir I. Albery

Has my right hon. Friend approached our Russian Allies to know whether they can give any information?

Mr. Eden

Yes we have been in communication on the matter.