§ [The question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government, when it is proposed to publish the full text of the various memoranda, reports and other official documents relating to the events and developments in the field of international relationships which 'preceded the outbreak of the war.]
§ LORD SNELL
My Lords, documents dealing with the period from the 15th 287 March to the 3rd September, 1939, have already been published in Command Paper 6106. The publication of further documents is under consideration but I am not yet in a position to make any statement.
§ LORD DAVIES
My Lords, arising out of that reply I am sure that my noble friend will realize that in the absence of these documents, we have nothing to fall back on but the distorted version put out by enemy sources. I therefore venture to plead with him that these documents should be released as soon as possible.