HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 c2214W
Captain Bullock

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to extend the Anglo-Polish Pact of Mutual Assistance for a further period after its expiration in August, 1944.

Mr. Eden

Article 8 of the Anglo-Polish Agreement regarding Mutual Assistance, signed in London on 25th August, 1939, provides that the Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years from the date of signature, and that, unless denounced six months before the expiry of this period, it shall continue in force, each contracting party having thereafter the right to denounce it at any time by giving six months notice to that effect. There is, therefore, no question of this Agreement expiring in August, 1944, and no need for any extension of the Agreement at that time.