HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1105-6
47. Mr. HURD

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Canadian Prime Minister has undertaken to submit to the Canadian House of Commons for discussion the Agenda of the forthcoming Conference of Empire statesmen in London prior to his departure from Ottawa in the first week in June; whether the subjects to be so discussed at Ottawa will include Empire naval defence and the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance; and whether the Agenda will be similarly submitted to this House and an opportunity given for discussion?


I do not understand that the Canadian Prime Minister undertook to submit the Agenda to his Parliament. I gather that he offered facilities for a discussion on the two subjects mentioned in the second part of the question if that were the general desire of the House, but I am not aware that such discussion has taken place. The answer to the third part of the question is in the negative.