HC Deb 12 November 1952 vol 507 cc938-9
30. Major Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will issue a White Paper based on the evidence assembled for the United Nations describing the violations of the Peace Treaties by the Hungarian, Bulgarian and Roumanian Governments.

Mr. Nutting

The cost of producing Such a White Paper would be considerable. I am therefore arranging to make available in the Library a number of copies for the use of hon. Members.

Major Beamish

Is my hon. Friend aware that accurate information about the position in Eastern Europe is extremely hard to obtain and that the mere placing of several copies of the list in the Library, while valuable to Members of this House, does nothing to teach the British public what is the true position in that part of the world? Could he not consider publishing at any rate extracts from this most valuable document as a White Paper?

Mr. Nutting

I would rather not publish in a White Paper extracts from a document. We have taken steps to draw the attention of the newspapers and so on to these documents and a certain amount of publicity has resulted.