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Yugoslavia

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether he hasany information as to whether the Tito-Subasich Agreement is being carried out;

(2) Whether, in view of the fact that the recognition by Great Britain of the Yugoslav Government was based on the Tito-Subasich Agreement, he can give any information as to the reason for the resignations of M. Grol and M. Subasich.

:As far as I am aware, no explanation of the reasons for the resignation of Dr. Grol and Dr. Subasic has been issued by the Yugoslav Government. It is known that Dr. Grol resigned becausein his opinion a number of new laws, and in particular the electoral law, had been given effect without adequate opportunities for discussion in the Cabinet, and because he considered that these laws would lead to the establishment of a one-party system. Dr. Subasic's letter of resignation has not been published. The position is, at present, under discussion between His Majesty's Government and the United States and Soviet Governments, who endorsed the Agreement at the Yalta Conference. A statement about the attitude of His Majesty's Government must await the completion of these discussions.

Did M. Subasich give any explanation of his resignation to His Majesty's Chargé ďAffaires when he called upon him?