HC Deb 24 October 1945 vol 414 cc2008-9
43. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give any further information regarding the proposed expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe which was to begin on 15th October, 1945.

Mr. Bevin

I presume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to reports which have appeared in the Press of an agreement between Marshal Zhukov and the Polish, Czechoslovak and Hungarian Governments for the transfer to Germany of 4,500,000 Germans from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. His Majesty's Government have no knowledge of such an agreement, and so far as can be ascertained the report is without foundation.

Mr. Stokes

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, in view of the very substantial reports which have been published on this matter. His Majesty's Government have made any representations to the Soviet Government that these deportations or expulsions should be stopped?

Mr. Bevin

That does not arise out of this Question.