§ 21. Mr. M. Foot
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy with regard to the recognition of the Oder-Neisse line on Poland's final frontier with Germany.
§ Mr. Foot
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it was recently stated by representatives of the Polish Government that they had had some exchanges with the United States Government on this subject? Does not he think that it would be a good idea for the British Government to use their influence, along with Governments like the French Government, to persuade nations to agree finally on the recognition of this frontier?
§ Mr. Healey
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that President de Gaulle specifically stated that German reunification should take place within the existing frontiers—namely, within the Oder-Neisse line as it exists? If the French Government are prepared to take this position, which will greatly assist the possibility of a European settlement, why cannot the British Government do the same?
§ Mr. Delargy
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the right hon. Member for Woodford (Sir W. Churchill) said in this House that this frontier was finally decided upon at Potsdam, and that all this talk of altering the boundaries by international treaty merely meant, in his opinion, very minor adjustments along the border?