HC Deb 19 December 1932 vol 273 c739

asked the Prime Minister if, in order to facilitate the payments of War debts to America, he will consider the advisability of suggesting to the Governments of France, Italy, Belgium and Germany that a conference be convened to discuss the possibility of common action to render the balance of trade between Europe and the United States of America more favourable to European countries?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)

The United States Government have agreed to enter upon a joint examination with us of the whole question and His Majesty's Government hope that discussions may be initiated at an early date. In these circumstances I do not think that the course of action suggested by my hon. Friend would be appropriate at the present time.