HC Deb 06 March 1934 vol 286 c1652
46. Mr. DONNER

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the apprehension in Bermuda, the Solomon Islands and the West Indies, he will give an assurance that, under no circumstances whatever, will His Majesty's Government agree to a settlement of war debts as between this country and the United States by ceding territory or any portion of the British Empire?


It is, I think, self-evident that there could under no circumstances be any question of such an arrangement.


While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, may I ask him whether he discussed with the Government of the United States the question of dismantling our naval bases in the West Indies and Bermuda?