§ 45. Sir T. Moore
asked the Prime Minister whether the United Nations have fixed any final date before the conclusion of hostilities with Germany prior to which a former enemy country is permitted to change sides and enjoy the benefits of doing so.
§ Sir T. Moore
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if the present policy coincides or can be reconciled with the policy of unconditional surrender?
§ Mr. Attlee
His Majesty's Government have always made it plain that the conditions would be harder the longer the satellites remained with the Germans, but I would point out to my hon. and gallant Friend that I really cannot understand how it is possible to fix a date on which action must be taken, by reference to some unascertainable date in the future.
§ Mr. Austin Hopkinson
Is there any time limit within which Ministers of the Crown are permitted to change sides?