HC Deb 06 June 1945 vol 411 cc878-9
46. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the desire of hon. Members in all parts of the House that his projected meeting with Marshal Stalin and President Truman shall take place in London; and whether, in view of Marshal Stalin's release from the control of military operations and his own domestic pre-occupations, he will press for the meeting to be held on British soil.

Sir J. Anderson

My right hon. Friend is sorry there is no chance of this.

Mr. Cocks

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider that the possibility of Marshal Stalin coming to London would be considerably enhanced if he were to meet here a Socialist Prime Minister?

Mr. Thomas

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that President Truman and Marshal Stalin would be assured of the warmest welcome if they came here and furthermore that many of us would regard it as a just tribute to the unique part played by Great Britain in this war that one of these meetings should take place on this soil?

Sir J. Anderson

I have already expressed regret on behalf of my right hon. Friend.

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