Oral Answers to Questions — Austrians (Great Britain).

– in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make it clear that the Government would welcome unity between all sections of Austrians in this country, and that such unity must powerfully influence any sympathy or support which the Government might be inclined to give?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Yes, Sir. His Majesty's Government would welcome unity among the Austrian groups, as among other foreign groups in this country, and their attitude towards such groups would certainly be influenced thereby.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Does not my right hon. Friend feel that the amount of unity already obtained among Austrians is encouraging?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I do not think I could add anything to what. I have already said.