HC Deb 18 November 1942 vol 385 c385W
Captain Alan Graham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, on behalf of all the Governments of the United Nations, he will immediately make known to the German Government and people that the compulsory evacuation by the German authorities of Poles, Dutchmen and Belgians from their homes will automatically deprive Germans who, at the end of this war may be living either East of the Oder or West of the Rhine, of any grounds of consideration in the event of a policy of transference of population being adopted?

Mr. Eden

I am of course only in a position to speak on behalf of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom. So far as they are concerned, I can assure my hon. Friend that the sufferings caused to innocent people by the German policy of the compulsory deportation of civilians from the occupied countries of Europe will be a very relevant consideration in determining postwar arrangements in Europe.