HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 c2051
8. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the official statement made by General de Gaulle in Paris on 25th January, 1945, that both the east and west banks of the Rhine must belong to France; and whether His Majesty's Government endorses that policy.

Mr. Law

None of the reports of this Press Conference which I have seen attribute to General de Gaulle any statement that the east and west banks of the Rhine "must belong to France." He referred only to the military occupation of certain areas by French forces. As for the second part of the Question, His Majesty's Government endorse the statement, attributed to General de Gaulle in the same interview, that political decisions on the redrawing of frontiers must be decided later by all the Powers together.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Is there likely to be any security for France unless this traditional frontier is safe?

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