HC Deb 31 March 1938 vol 333 cc2171-2
47. Dr. Haden Guest

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give time for the discussion of the Motion for economic appeasement in Europe standing on the Order Paper in the name of the hon. Member for North Islington and others:

[That this House is of opinion that an essential condition of enduring peace in Europe lies in a settlement of the economic difficulties of the nations, and especially the economic difficulties arising out of or in connection with the peace treaties concluded after the end of the World War, 1914 to 1918, and requests the Government to take the initiative in calling a European and Near-Eastern conference, under the auspices of the League of Nations, to consider the settlement of outstanding questions, including both European and colonial problems.]

The Prime Minister

I can hold out no hope of special time being given for the discussion of the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member.

Mr. Lansbury

Would it not be possible through the usual channels to have this discussion on a Supply day on the Motion for the Adjournment, seeing that this is the most important international question of the day?

The Prime Minister

The right hon. Gentleman knows that that matter is in the discretion of the Opposition, and he should make his representations to them.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Prime Minister aware that there can be no economic or political appeasement until we get a new Government?

Mr. H. G. Williams

Would it not be possible to have a Division immediately on Monday on the Motion of the party opposite in order to have this discussion?