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Communist Countries (British Policy)

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1950

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74 and 75.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) what steps His Majesty's Government takes to emphasise the distinction it makes bewteen the Governments of the Communist-dominated countries in Europe which are members of the Cominform and the peoples of those countries; and whether he is satisfied that those Governments are fully aware that this distinction is being made(2) what steps His Majesty's Government takes to emphasise the distinction it makes between the Soviet Government and the Soviet people; and whether he is satisfied that the Soviet Government is fully aware that this distinction is being made.

In its publicity the policy of His Majesty's Government makes a clear distinction between these people and their Governments, and I have no doubt that the Governments are aware of the fact.