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Displaced Poles (Newspapers)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, since Polish papers published in London cannot be placed on the list of papers approved for distribution to the Displaced Poles in Germany, and permission to send them to individuals is useless so long as there is no transfer of money for the subscription, he will grant to the Displaced Poles in the British zone in Germany a licence for publishing a paper of Lien own, as this has already been arranged since 1945 for the Germans in the three Western zones of occupation and, since 1946, for different groups of Displaced Persons in the U.S. zone.

No. The shortage of newsprint is too great to allow publication of a newspaper by displaced Poles in Germany. There is no objection to Polish newspapers published in London being placed on the approved list for distribution in Germany, provided they do not indulge in anti-Allied or anti-repatriation propaganda.