HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 c192W
Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the newspaper "Polish Daily" was founded in 1940 by the Ministry of Information of the Polish Government in London: that it is Polish State property that has been alienated contrary to the provisions of the Potsdam Agreement; and whether he will take steps to restore this property to the Polish Government.

Mr. McNeil

On 23rd June, 1945 (i.e. before His Majesty's Government withdrew their recognition of the Polish Government in London) the Polish Ministry of Information transferred the ownership of this newspaper by trust deed to a board of five private Polish individuals. His Majesty's Government, therefore, have never had control of the newspaper, nor possess status to intervene in its affairs.