HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 cc42-3
68. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether any response to the appeal for peaceful co-operation made by him on 19th December has been made by Herr Hitler; and whether any further negotiations are contemplated between His Majesty's Government and the German Government?

The Prime Minister

I welcome the passages in Herr Hitler's speech yesterday regarding his desire for mutual confidence and co-operation between our two peoples, and I should like to take this opportunity to repeat that these sentiments are fully shared by His Majesty's Government and by the people of this country. No negotiations are at present contemplated with the German Government, but His Majesty's Government have been glad to observe the discussions on various industrial matters that have recently taken place between representatives of industry in both countries.

Mr. Bellenger

Are any negotiations contemplated in the near future between the British Government and the German Government?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Mander

Is it proposed to take any notice of the request with regard to ex-German colonies made by Herr Hitler in his speech last night?

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