Oral Answers to Questions — Free German Movements

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th June 1944.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs 12:00 am, 7th June 1944

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what attitude he takes in regard to the formation of Free German Movements in this country, the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A

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

His Majesty's Government have not recognised, nor do they propose to recognise, any such movements, here or elsewhere.

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

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that these movements, which I am glad to hear he is not recognising, are not formed for the benefit of our Allies, but, possibly, for the benefit of the German people?

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

It is a matter of assessment. I have stated our position.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

Was not the hon. and gallant Member- in love with the German people in 1939; and did he not say so very often?