asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government propose, in agreement with other Powers, to take any action after the war designed to prevent power in Germany remaining in the hands of men and women who have played an active part in the Nazi party; and what action is proposed?
I made it clear in reply to a Question on 4th March that the major purposes of our policy towards Germany after the war will not be attainable so long as the present régime in Germany continues. The action which His Majesty's Government propose to ensure the removal of that régime is the defeat of Germany by force of arms.
Was it on the instructions of the right hon. Gentleman that the speech I made in Birmingham was not broadcast to Germany, on the ground that it suggested that this very policy should be pursued and that these people should be removed?