10. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can now give details of the Agreement reached between Great Britain, the U.S.A. and the French National Committee.
§ Mr. Eden
I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the Agreement of 25th August regarding arrangements for civil administration in liberated France. At 216 the time of signing the Agreement an official communiqué on the subject was issued to the Press, a copy of which I will send to my hon. Friend. The Agreement is a confidential document concerning military operations in progress, and I cannot at present add anything to the communiqué. In any case, His Majesty's Government could not disclose the text of the Agreement without the concurrence of the United States Government and the French authorities.
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that in answer to a supplementary question previously he told me he hoped to be able to give me details of the agreement before the House rose for the Recess? Has he altered his mind?