§ 23. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he can make any statement with regard to results achieved by the Imperial Conference?
§ Mr. AMERY
My hon. Friend does not, I am sure, expect me to make an adequate detailed statement in reply to his question; for that I must refer him to the published proceedings of the Imperial Conference and to its Reports. But I think I might summarise the general outcome of the Conference in a very few words. Basing ourselves on the two cardinal principles which govern the relationship between Great Britain and the Dominions, namely, their complete equality of status and their unity under a common Crown, we have succeeded in giving clearer expression to that equality in matters of constitutional procedure, while we have arrived at practical conclusions in our methods of co-operation in foreign affairs, in defence, in migration, in trade and communication, and in scientific research, which will, I believe, contribute greatly to the strengthening of our unity.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Is there any summary available or to be published of the proceedings of the Conference?
§ Mr. THURTLE
Does the right hon. Gentleman subscribe to the Press comment that the Empire now exists only in name?