As my hon. Friend will be aware, a truce has now been signed between General Scobie and E.L.A.S. which will, I trust put an end to fighting between British troops and E.L.A.S. forces.
While we all hope that that truce will put an end to all fighting, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, in view of the threats of General Plastiras to purge all Greece of E.L.A.S. elements, we can have an undertaking now, that neither British men nor British arms will be employed in such a way?
Will the right hon. Gentleman make it unmistakably clear to General Plastiras that, if it is his intention, as has been stated, to clear the E.L.A.S. forces out of Greece and to destroy the E.L.A.S. forces, he will have to do it without any reliance upon British troops or British arms? Will he make that perfectly clear?
I will repeat what I said just now, that my right hon. Friend will make a statement on this whole situation to-morrow, and I think it is not unreasonable to ask the House to await it.
Will the right hon. Gentleman understand that unless some such declaration is made, he will meet, and his Government will meet, with the full hostility of Members on this side of the House?
Can my right hon. Friend say that the state of the war against Germany and the state of our man-power are such that we can afford at this juncture to tie up substantial forces in Greece?