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Oder-Neisse Line

Volume 656: debated on Monday 19 March 1962

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asked the Lord Privy Seal why, in a pamphlet called "The Meaning of Berlin", published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, areas to the east of the Oder-Neisse line are described as administered by Poland; and what is now the policy of Her Majesty's Government regarding the future of this boundary.

The Potsdam Agreement laid down that the final delimitation of the frontier between Germany and Poland should await a peace settlement, but that pending this settlement former German territories to the east of the Oder-Neisse line should be placed under Polish administration. Her Majesty's Government remain of the opinion that the final delimitation of this boundary cannot be formalised until there is a peace settlement, and that is why the map to Which the hon. Gentleman refers has been drawn in this way.