HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc181-2
28. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he proposes to take in respect of men at present serving in the Polish Armed Forces attached to the British Army who are unwilling to sign a two years agreement for service in the Resettlement Corps.

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Mayhew)

The disposal of men who wish neither to return to Poland nor to join the Polish Resettlement Corps is still under consideration, but it is clear that they cannot expect any further help from His Majesty's Government.

Mr. Piratin

Can the Minister say when he expects a statement to be made in regard to the number of returned Polish soldiers, which, in view of the answer given yesterday, is likely to be a very high one?

Mr. Mayhew

I will certainly consider issuing a statement. The matter is under consideration, and we hope it will be settled very shortly.

Mr. Warbey

Can the Minister say whether discussions are taking place with the Polish Government with a view to securing an agreed solution of this problem?

Mr. Mayhew

I am not sure that that will prove necessary, but, certainly, we will bear it in mind.

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