HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 c670
45. Mr. MANDER

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of proposing to the United States Government that negotiations for a Pacific mutual assistance pact on the lines of the Locarno treaties should be entered into?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The Foreign Secretary stated to the House last week the position of the naval discussions and the desire of this country to maintain friendly co-operation with both the United States and Japan. In these circumstances, I do not consider that it is useful to raise by question and answer such matters as the hon. Member refers to. He may, I think, assume that the Government have in mind every aspect of the situation.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear this proposal in mind in the event of the naval negotiations breaking down?