HC Deb 01 March 1927 vol 203 cc205-6
45. Mr. W. BAKER

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that, according to the latest available figures, the contribution per head of the white population towards the defence of the Empire ranged from 53s. 8d. in Great Britain and Northern Ireland to 5s. 6d. in Canada, he will table this subject for discussion at the next Imperial Conference?


I have been asked to reply. It is somewhat premature at present to consider the agenda for the next Imperial Conference, but, as the hon. Member is no doubt aware, the discussion of questions relating to defence invariably form a considerable part of the work of the Conference. In this connection I would invite reference to pages 34 to 37 of the Summary of Proceedings of the Imperial Conference of 1926 (Cmd. 2768), and pages 159 to 192 of the Appendices (Cmd. 2769).