HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 cc1367-8
46. Brigadier-General Sir Henry Croft

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to a Motion standing in the names of the hon. Member for Bournemouth and of 246 other Members of this House with reference to the movement of population within the Empire; and whether he will grant facilities to debate this subject?

[That this House is of opinion that the time has now arrived for an early resumption of the movement of population within the Empire and urges His Majesty's Government to invite the representatives of the Dominion Governments to consider the possibility of making early preparations for settlement, and to indicate its readiness to grant credit facilities for approved schemes.]

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

In view of the state of public business, I fear I can hold out no hope of a special opportunity being given for the discussion of this Motion.

Sir H. Croft

In view of the very large measure of support which this Motion has received, and the importance of getting the question discussed, would not my right hon. Friend be able to give us even half a day for its discussion?

The Prime Minister

If we had half a day to spare, I would.