HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1957-8
10. Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Dodecanese Islands are covered by the provisions of the Atlantic Charter.

Mr. Eden

The post-war status of the Dodecanese Islands cannot be decided at this stage.

Mr. Astor

Surely the Atlantic Charter does not exclude territories inhabited by members of- the gallant Greek nation?

Mr. Eden

No, Sir; I think my hon. Friend's conclusion would be about correct.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that leading members of the present Italian Government have publicly expressed their wish that these territories should go to Greece?

Mr. Eden

So much the better.