HC Deb 21 June 1944 vol 401 cc163-4
2 and 3. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether His Majesty's Government or the Allied military command has been presented by Marshal Tito or his authorised officers with documentary evidence charging General Mihailovitch with having collaborated with German or Quisling forces in Yugoslavia and also with having opposed the forces under Marshal Tito's command, which are attacking and resisting the common enemy in Yugoslavia;

(2) whether he can make any statement regarding the efforts now being made to form a united Government for Yugoslavia.

Mr. Eden

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State on this subject yesterday, to which I have at present nothing to add.

Mr. Riley

That reply does not cover Question 2. Could I have an answer to that Question?

Mr. Eden

I think it does. The position is that we have received a number of charges from various Partisan and other sources. That is the answer to Question 2.

4. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Allied authorities have received any request from Marshal Tito to place the Yugoslav naval units, now under Allied protection, at the service of the Yugoslav liberation command for use against the common enemy.

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir, and I have reason to believe that this is a matter which may be discussed between the Yugoslav Prime Minister and Marshal Tito arising out of the conversations which they have already held.