15. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give an assurance that the principles of the Atlantic Charter, which stipulate there should be no transfer of territories without the consent of the people, do not, ipso facto, apply to enemy countries.
§ Mr. Law
It has frequently been stated in the past that the policy of His Majesty's Government is based on the objectives broadly laid down in the Atlantic Charter and subscribed to by all the United 2056 Nations. His Majesty's Government do not, however, regard any provision of the Charter as meaning that the transfer of enemy territory can in no circumstances take place without the consent of its present inhabitants.
§ Mr. Stokes
If I put down a Question to the right hon. Gentleman, will he clear the matter up by telling us to which countries the Atlantic Charter does apply?