HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 c1674
1. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the nature of the decisions arrived at as a result of the Inter-Colonial Conference at Johannesburg in September, 1936, when the Union of South Africa proclaimed a new Munro doctrine for application from the Cape to Kenya; and to what extent the Portuguese acting-Governor of Mozambique agreed with the sentiments expressed?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

As indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) on 1st June last, the discussions of the conference were confined to technical questions relating to rail, road and air transport. There were no decisions of a political nature such as the hon. Member suggests. The last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.

Mr. Mander

Am I to take it that no understandings of any kind, official or unofficial, were arrived at?

Mr. MacDonald

None, except upon technical questions with regard to transport.