§ Sir J. NORTON GRIFFITHS (by Private Notice)
asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make 880 a statement as to the proposed meeting of Prime Ministers and as to the Imperial Economic Conference.
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am glad to be able to inform the House that it has now been found possible to arrange for the proposed Imperial Economic Conference, and also for a meeting of the Imperial Conference, similar to that held in 1921, to take place this year
The two conferences will be held concurrently, and it has been agreed that the opening date should be 1st October.
It is anticipated that all the Dominions and India will be represented at the Imperial Economic Conference, and, with the exception of New Zealand, at the Imperial Conference also. I am sorry to say that the Prime Minister of New Zealand does not expect to be able to attend the latter, but I hope that all the other Prime Ministers will be present.
§ Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Crown Colonies will be represented?
§ Viscount CURZON
Can the right hon Gentleman say whether at the Imperial Conference the question of Imperial defence will be considered?
§ Captain BERKELEY
Since the Prime Minister is unable to attend the Conference will the right hon. Gentleman consider the propriety of inviting the High Commissioner of New Zealand to attend in his place?