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Military Missions (Withdrawal)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the military missions of the Allied Powers now in Rumania will be withdrawn simultaneously; and upon what date or dates.

No arrangements have been made for simultaneous withdrawal. The process must, however, be completed within 90 days of the coming into force of the Treaty, which lays down that all Allied forces must be withdrawn within 90 days, subject to the right of the Soviet Union to keep on Rumanian territory such armed forces as it may need for the maintenance of the lines of communication of the Soviet forces in Austria.

Will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that steps will be taken to ensure the simultaneous withdrawal of the missions?

But not without consultation with the other Governments concerned, I trust?

I have nothing to add to my answer, but we shall withdraw this mission, which will have no duties then, as soon as practicable.