HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 c2690
13. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the official declaration by President Cardenas that diplomatic relations between Mexico and this country could be resumed at Britain's request, he is now prepared to take the first step in this direction?

The Prime Minister

President Cardenas is reported to have said that he would have "no objection" to renewing diplomatic relations with Great Britain if an unconditional proposal to that effect were to be made by the British Government. His Majesty's Government are not prepared under present circumstances to make such an "unconditional proposal."

Mr. Strauss

Would it not be desirable to take what steps are possible in order to see whether some arrangement could be come to with the Mexican Government which might lead to a resumption of diplomatic relations, rather than standing on one's dignity?

The Prime Minister

I do not know what steps are proposed by the hon. Member.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Prime Minister not too much concerned about those who are out for big profits?