HC Deb 12 June 1939 vol 348 c882
17. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister the conditions which, in the view of His Majesty's Government are essential to justify confidence that a world conference would secure a real settlement of all outstanding international problems; and what action His Majesty's Government are willing to take to prepare the ground for holding such a conference?

The Prime Minister

In the opinion of His Majesty's Government such a conference could only succeed if accompanied by a general feeling of confidence that all the participating Governments sincerely desired a just settlement, and intended to keep both in the spirit and the letter any pledge or undertaking given as a result of the conference. His Majesty's Government will always do their best to promote such a spirit of confidence but can only succeed if other Governments make a like effort.