We are anxious that no time should be lost in giving effect to the decisions reached at the Crimea Conference for the creation of a Polish Provisional Government of National Unity organised on a broad democratic basis, and including democratic leaders from Poland itself and from the Poles abroad.
2. From the point of view of ourselves and the United States Government special points of settlement seem to us to be:-
(a) That the new Provisional Government should contain adequate representation of non-Lublin Poles.
(b) That these should be able to exercise a real influence over the decisions of the new Government, and over execution of those decisions.
(c) That the new Government should inspire the maximum confidence among all non-Lublin Poles and British, American world opinion.
(d) That the new Government should be assured of permanency, pending the holding of elections.
(e) That the position in Poland should not be prejudiced to the disadvantage of non-Lublin Poles, pending the establishment of the new Government.
3. We propose, therefore, to proceed along the following lines in concert with the United States Government, whose agreement we are seeking.
4. First, the functions and procedure of the Commission of Poland must be agreed. We expect M. Molotov to use his influence on the Commission in favour of the Lublin Poles, whose administration undoubtedly depends upon Soviet support. It will, therefore, probably fall largely upon us to ensure that other Poles inside and outside Poland get a fair hearing.
5. In our view, the Commission should not themselves select the new Government, but preside over discussions among representative Poles, acting jointly as a neutral 'Chairman'. The Commission should at once invite representatives of Lublin and an unspecified number of representative Poles from the inside and the outside [of] Poland to discussions under the Commission's auspices. We should hope to include such representative Poles as M. Mikolajczyk