HC Deb 30 May 1945 vol 411 c221W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give an account of the work referred to, and accomplished by, the European Advisory Commission; how many meetings have taken place; and what are the main issues on which agreement was reached.

Mr. Eden

The European Advisory Commission has held over eighty meetings since it was constituted in January, 1944. The Commission has worked out in detail the initial terms to be imposed on Germany and has drawn up plans for the occupation and control of Germany. Its recommendations on these subjects have been approved by the four Governments represented on the Commission. The Commission will also make recommendations upon the additional requirements in the political, economic and other fields to be imposed upon Germany in virtue of her complete defeat and unconditional surrender, and upon the general lines of policy to be laid down in these various fields for the guidance of the Allied Control authorities in Germany.

The Commission has also worked on plans for the occupation and control of Austria by the four Powers, but their recommendations on these subjects have been delayed owing to a number of outstanding points on which agreement has not yet been reached.

The Commission also drew up and recommended to the British, United States and Soviet Governments the armistice terms for Bulgaria.

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