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Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any conversations have been begun with a view to recognising the government of Albania.

Yes, Sir, but I have no statement to make for the moment.

Could the House have an assurance that no claim on Albanian territory, from whatever quarter it may come, will have the approval or support of His Majesty's Government until there exists in Albania a recognised Government which can put the Albanian case before world public opinion, and the Council of the United Nations?

I think that that is quite another question, of which I should need notice.