HC Deb 20 December 1944 vol 406 c1797W
Mr. Purbrick

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether arrangements have been concluded with France and the other countries we have liberated from German slavery at great cost to us and our Allies in man-power and treasure, with a view to them aiding to the limit of their man-power and treasure in assisting in the war against Japan.

Mr. Eden

As my hon. Friend has mentioned France in particular I should like to remind him that the French Provisional Government announced on 30th August last that France had been at war with Japan since 8th December, 1941, and would fight at the side of her Allies with all her available forces until her enemies in Asia as well as in Europe had been destroyed. The other countries concerned can be counted upon to give such assistance as may be within their power.