HC Deb 17 October 1945 vol 414 c1148
27. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the end of the war it is now proposed to publish the text of all diplomatic documents relating to events leading up to the outbreak of war.

Mr. Noel-Baker

The publication of documents, which is now being prepared, will run to many volumes. In view of the vast number and the length of the documents involved, there must necessarily be some selection, but I am glad to assure the hon. Member that no documents of importance will be omitted.

Mr. Wilson Harris

What years will the documents cover?

Mr. Noel-Baker

They will cover the period between the wars and will fall into two series, 1919–29 and 1929–39.

Mr. Cocks

Will they include a report of Lord Halifax's conversations with Hitler before Munich?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I said that no documents of importance will be left out.