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Russia (Arrested Polish Representatives)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of Marshal Stalin's statement that the 16 arrested Poles were not invited to Russia for negotiations, what steps he proposes taking, in the interests of our alliance with Soviet Russia, to correct the public impression that these Poles had been lured to the U.S.S.R. for subsequent arrest.

As my right hon. Friend stated in reply to Questions on 30th May, he has not yet received the full explanation of this episode for which he asked M. Molotov at San Francisco. In the absence of full information His Majesty's Government are scarcely in a position to correct any misapprehensions that may exist in the public mind.