HC Deb 24 May 1989 vol 153 cc523-4W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to refuse requests that the remains of General Sikorski be removed from the Polish war cemetery at Newark; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

The matter is a difficult and delicate one which divides the Polish people, both in Poland and in this country. We periodically receive representations, both for and against the transfer of the remains to Poland, and we review them in the light of the circumstances prevailing at the time. The Prime Minister said in Warsaw in November that the time was not yet right for such a transfer.