c. IR WINSTON CHURCHILL, "replying to a letter from Mr. Fenner Brockway, Labour M.P. for Eton and Slough, about the imprisonment of Catholic Bishops in Czechoslovakia, writes:
"Dear Fenner Brockway: You wrote to me on August 9 to enquire whether it might be possible for Her Majesty's Government to express the abhorrence of the British people at the recent serious cases of religious persecution in Czechoslovakia.
"As the Foreign Secretary said in the House on November 5, 1953, 'successive Governments have expressed their abhorrence at the persecution of religion and the denial of human rights anywhere in the world,' "The position of the present Government was restated in the Adjournment Debate on the treatment of Roman Catholics in Poland, and the Opposition made it clear that they shared these views.
"The Governmentof Czechoslovakia, whose campaign against the Church is manifestly part of a broader programme .of persecution throughout Communist Europe, can be in no doubt about the attitude of Fler Majesty's Government and of British public opinion in this matter. —Yours sincerely,
(Sgd.) "WitasioN S. Cifuachn.a."