HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 c631
46. Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Prime Minister whether arrangements can be made to ensure that during the coming visit of the French President to this country he will be received in two or three of the principal provincial cities as well as in London, with a view to doing everything possible to cement good relations between this country and France?

The Prime Minister

I understand that, in view of the short duration of the President's visit and of the numerous engagements which have already been made for him, it will, unfortunately, not be possible for him to visit any provincial cities.

Captain Macdonald

Is the Prime Minister aware that there are provincial cities which would welcome a visit from the French President?

The Prime Minister

I am sure they would, but we have to make allowance for the number of engagements he has already got.