HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 cc2687-8
84. Major Tufton Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that since the death of M. Witos, the Polish Peasant Party. which commands considerable support in Poland, has been unrepresented in the Polish Praesidium, and that as a result of the recent appointment of Dr. Putek, a member of the Peasant Party, in the place of a member of P.S.L. as Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, P.S.L. have now only two representatives in the Government besides M. Mikolajczyk; whether His Majesty's Government have protested to the Polish Provisional Government against the small representation now given to P.S.L., and what reply has been received.

Mr. Bevin

I am aware of the circumstances mentioned by the hon. and gallant Member. His Majesty's Government are considering the effect of this failure to maintain the balance of parties agreed in Moscow as part of the arrangements for forming the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity in accordance with the Crimea Agreement on Poland.

Vice-Admiral Taylor

Does not show discrimination against the holding of free elections?

Mr. Bevin

I think it would have been better if the agreement had been stuck to.

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