HC Deb 20 December 1944 vol 406 c1798W
Mr. Martin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement on the present situation in Greece.

Mr. Eden

Full reports of military developments in Athens are appearing in the Press. His Majesty's Government desire a just and early settlement. Their aim is to produce as early as possible conditions in which a free and fair election can be held, to be followed by a plebiscite on the future régime of the country. His Majesty's Government have no selfish aims in Greece, and will be glad to hand over their responsibilities as soon as they can do so consistently with their obligations.

Mr. I. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what facilities for the return of General Plastiras to Greece were provided by His Majesty's Government.

Mr. Eden

At the Greek Government's request, an aircraft was provided to convey the Greek Government's emissary to General Plastiras in the south of France and to bring the General back to Greece.