HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 cc20-1
25. Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Burney airship scheme received the approval of the recent Imperial Conference; and whether, before arriving at a decision to abandon it, the Dominions were consulted in the matter?

The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Mr. Clynes)

The only resolution passed by the Imperial Conference in this regard was that His Majesty's Government should circulate regular up-to-date information respecting the progress of this scheme, in order that consideration of Empire par- ticipation might be facilitated. The necessary steps are being taken to this end. In these circumstances, the second part of the question does not arise.

Viscount CURZON

Do I understand from the answer of the right hon. Gentleman that the Dominions were or were not consulted before the Government decision was arrived at?


My answer to the first part of the Member's question obviates the second part arising.

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