HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 cc1310-1
4. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Morgenthau Plan for Germany, signed by the President of the United States and the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill) at Quebec on 15th September, 1944, was submitted to His Majesty's Government for approval.

Mr. Mayhew

The Morgenthau plan was considered, as were a number of other plans, when we were working out our policy for post-war Germany. It was neither signed nor accepted on behalf of His Majesty's Government.

Mr. Stokes

Yes, but is my hon. Friend aware that this plan was additional to the one signed by the right hon. Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill) in 1944? Can he assure the House that there was no secret or other agreement or understanding of which this House has not been made cognisant?

Mr. Mayhew

I am not aware of the initialed document, though its existence would not necessarily be inconsistent with what I have said. The answer to the last part of that question is, "Yes," Sir.

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