§ 17. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the terms of the agreement between Russia, U.S.A. and Great Britain on the question of the publication of diplomatic documents captured in Germany.
There is not and never has been any agreement between Russia, the United States and Great Britain for the publication of diplomatic documents captured in Germany.
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
In view of recent articles in the Russian Press quoting from these captured diplomatic documents, will the Minister put a translation in the Library so that Members can inform themselves as to what they are about?
Quite plainly it is most inappropriate to ask His Majesty's Government to publish a translation of documents which, if I understood my hon. Friend aright, are in Soviet possession.
§ Mr. Eric Fletcher
In view of the fact that a limited number of copies of this publication, as published by the Americans, are available in certain libraries in this country, is it not desirable that there should be an official British publication on the matter?
My right hon. Friend has already explained the fashion in which publication will eventually take place officially in this country.