HC Deb 21 May 1935 vol 302 cc942-3
45. Captain FULLER

asked the Prime Minister, in view of the ease with which personal contact with representatives of the Dominions is now possible, whether the establishment of a small imperial council to discuss and suggest solutions to inter-Imperial problems is contemplated?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are always ready to consider any practical suggestion for supplementing the existing arrangements for consultation and co-operation between this country and the Dominions. I doubt, however, whether the establishment of a formal permanent body on the lines suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend would be generally acceptable or materially assist in securing the objects desired.

Captain FULLER

Has the right hon. Gentleman obtained the views of the Dominions on this matter?


I think it is quite unnecessary to obtain their views formally, because I happen to know exactly what reactions they would show if His Majesty's Government made this proposal to them.