Oral Answers to Questions — Vichy Government

– in the House of Commons on 29th September 1942.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

asked the Prime Minister whether he can make a statement defining our attitude towards the Vichy Government in view of Laval's recent policy of brutality and treachery?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I have no fresh statement to make on this subject.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

Would it not be a comfort and an encouragement to our friends in France if a categorical denunciation of this traitor could be made with the authority of my right hon. Friend?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I am afraid I have rather exhausted the possibilities of the English language.