HC Deb 23 March 1938 vol 333 c1171
1. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of immediately approaching the Governments of France, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Baltic States, and others, with a view to ascertaining to what extent these States are prepared to co-operate with Great Britain against aggression in a scheme based on definite military commitments and binding guarantees under the Covenant of the League of Nations?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

The hon. Member's question raises wide considerations of policy. Perhaps he will be good enough to await my statement to-morrow.

Mr. Mander

Certainly, but are we to understand that the question will be specifically dealt with in the Prime Minister's speech to-morrow?

The Prime Minister

It will be dealt with.

47. Major Milner

asked the Prime Minister whether any instruction, request, or suggestion, direct or indirect, has been made since 21st February, 1938, to British newspapers to suppress or modify news or comment on Government foreign policy; and, if so, in what terms?

The Prime Minister

No attempt has been made by instruction, request or suggestion to prevent newspapers from expressing their considered views. I have already made reference to the heavy responsibility which rests upon the Press when commenting on international affairs.