HC Deb 29 March 1944 vol 398 c1409
5. Major Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, following upon the Moscow Declaration concerning the independence of Austria, steps are being taken, in particular by this country in conjunction with the U.S.A., to prepare for the taking over by designated Austrian subjects of the Austrian governmental machine as soon as that country's liberation is effected.

Mr. Eden

His Majesty's Government are considering, in conjunction with the United States and Soviet Governments, the administrative problems which will arise on Austria's liberation from German rule.

Mr. Woodburn

Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind the necessity for a Government in a country such as Austria to have some economic foundation, and the impossibility of having a political superstructure without an economic hinterland?