HC Deb 26 July 1944 vol 402 cc760-1
Mr. Speaker

I have here a Private Notice Question and, strictly speaking, I ought not to allow it, because there are Questions to be answered next Tuesday on the same subject. But I am assured that the matter is very important and urgent, and therefore, though it must not be taken as a precedent, I will allow this Private Notice Question to be put now.

Major Lloyd

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the formation of the Polish Committee of National Liberation, it is still the intention of His Majesty's Government to recognise the Polish Government in London as the Government of Poland.

Mr. Eden

There has been no change in the attitude of His Majesty's Government, who continue to recognise the Polish Government, let by M. Mikolajczyk, as the Government of Poland. Since, however, we are here concerned with relations between two of our Allies, I would ask the House not to press me further at this stage. The House can rest assured that His Majesty's Government are doing all in their power to further an early solution of problems between two friendly nations, engaged together in war against the common enemy.

Mr. Thorne

Is there any possibility of getting a committee to adjudicate on this matter?

Mr. Eden

I could try to answer that and other supplementary questions, but I think the feeling of the House would be, as it would be mine, that we must do all we can to find a solution. I shall not help it by public statements.