HC Deb 29 March 1944 vol 398 cc1413-4
10. Mr. Cocks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement on the progress of negotiations between the Soviet Union and Finland; and whether the proposals of the Soviet Government have received the approval of His Majesty's Government.

16. Sir Oliver Simmonds

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the present situation with regard to the Russo-Finnish peace talks.

Mr. Eden

I have nothing to add to the Soviet Government's statement broadcast from Moscow on 21st March. His Majesty's Government were consulted about the Soviet Government's proposals, and have indeed been in close contact with them throughout.

Mr. Thorne

Is there any truth in the statement that there are many divisions of German soldiers in Finland?

Mr. Eden

There are certainly some, according to my recent information.

Mr. McGovern

Is there a policy to threaten Finland out of the war and to demand Eire coming into the war?