§ 2. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if consideration has been given to a post-war policy of restitution that will be imposed upon the enemy countries; can he make a statement upon it; is it intended to avoid the results of the Versailles settlement and have restitution carried out in such a form that the people will benefit and economic equilibrium be maintained.
§ Mr. Eden
This matter has naturally received some preliminary consideration by His Majesty's Government, but I cannot at present make any statement on it. The policy eventually to be adopted will be for all the United Nations to settle, and a decision can hardly be reached until it is possible to appraise more definitely the economic condition and circumstances of the enemy countries at the end of hostilities.