§ 16. Mr. HOWARD
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, as the time is approaching for a reconsideration of the Ottawa Agreements, he will pursue inquiries among the Dominions as to whether they would be agreeable to the setting up of a permanent Empire Council for the purpose of recommending ways and means of developing the economic resources of the Empire as a whole?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave on 12th April to a somewhat similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for Taunton (Lieut.-Colonel Gault).